A Beginners Guide To Gardening DVD

This Beginners Guide To Gardening DVD provides easy to follow guidence as gardener John Lewis introduces the pleasures of gardening.

Tips and instructions on basic gardening techniques make this DVD an ideal gift for the novice gardener.

Includes selecting hand tools, propagation, planting out, greenhouses, sowing vegetables from seed, planting trees and containers.

Region free running time approx 41 minutes certificate E

Price: £3.00

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Astrology of the Home

Combining two subjects of immense popular interest–astrology and interior design–this unique book has irresistible appeal.

To have a happy home, the décor should harmonize well with your astrological characteristics. But what if your soul mate is Gemini, the kids are Taurus and Aries, and you’re Virgo?

Well here’s the answer to your quandary: a room-by-room guide that takes everyone’s star sign into account.

A short course on astrology prepares you to select colour schemes, materials, fabrics, and furnishings that are suitable for everyone in the family.

Finally, there are tips on adding the finishing touches that make a house a home.


New paperback Published 2005 by Hamlyn

Price: £2.50

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BBQ Weber’s Art of the Grill Card Deck: Recipes for Outdoor Living

This boxed set of 50 Webers recipe cards will help outdoor cooking become a breeze. One side of each card is printed with a recipe and the other shows a photograph of the appetisingly cooked result.

There are recipes for starters, sides and salads, meat, seafood, poultry, vegetable main dishes, sauces, and desserts.

This collection is flavour and technique coded and the instructions are clear and easy to follow. 

Perfect for the outdoor chef.

Deck size 14cm x 10cm.


Price: £4.00

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Digby Fairweather jazz cd

From Mr browns bookshelf* we have some Digby Fairweather and the first class sounds   –  “Recorded delivery “CD’s available.

This CD was recorded in 1977 and has over 60 minutes playing time.


1)  first post

2)  imagination

3) I got rhythm

4) Airmail special

5) penny black blues

6) song of songs

7) how can you face me

8) I want a big butter and egg man

9) Thanks a million

10) First day cover

11) My baby just cares for me

12) My funny valentine

13) love in my heart

14) Centerpiece

15) Louisville lou

16) when I grow too old to dream

17) I’m gonna sit right down and right myself a letter

*Items offered from Mr Brown’s bookshelf are good quality pre-loved titles.

Price: £2.45

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Gardeners Guesses – interactive DVD Garden Quiz

Everyone gathers round the TV with a score sheet and pen at the ready. Start the DVD and the first thing you see is a blank screen. then Little by little a hidden image appears on the screen. As the round progresses more of the hidden image becomes visible and by the end of the round the picture is completely revealed.

Everyone plays at once. The aim of the game is to guess what the hidden image is as quickly as you can and ideally faster than the other players. The earlier you guess, the more points you score.

All kinds of trick photography, unusual camera angles, odd lighting and special effects spice things up a bit. So the simple task of identifying everyday objects is suddenly a whole lot trickier and more fun than you ever thought possible.

This game is amazingly simple to operate, no special equipment needed other than a normal DVD player. Each player needs a pen and paper. With eight rounds per game and twenty games on the disk Gardeners Guesses offers hours of quality fun.

This is instant and intriguing fun for gardeners and non gardeners alike . Challenging yet simple to play,full rules included on the disc, aimed at ages ages 9 and up.

Price: £7.50

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Giles and Sue Live the Good Life Hardback 2010

Published to celebrate the 35th anniversary of iconic sitcom The Good Life, n homage to Tom and Barbara Good, Giles Coren and Sue Perkins are trying out self-sufficiency in the suburbs. But is it possible to live out of the rat race and off grid in modern Britain?

Through Giles and Sue’s experiments in dying and making clothes, rearing chickens, goats and pigs, growing veg in the garden, selling their produce to the public and making their own electricity, this book shows you how to be greener, reduce your carbon footprint and, in the spirit of Tom and Barbara Good, how to live more self-sufficiently too.

Packed with practical information, and helpful hints and tips, Giles and Sue Live the Good Life is an inspirational handbook for sustainable living.

Published 2010, BBC Books

Hard back

Pages 224

Book Size 198mm x 253mm x 22mm

From Mr browns bookshelf book is in very excellent condition with some tiny corner rubbing otherwise it appears unread.

Books from Mr Browns book shelf are superior Quality pre-loved books.

Price: £5.00

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How to garden paperback

This is a comprehensive, back-to-basics guide covering everything you need to know about successful gardening in one practical, easy-to-follow volume. Answers every question from ‘How do I take a cutting?’ to ‘How do I prune my apple tree?’. Trouble-shooting sections provide instant solutions for every horticultural dilemma, making gardening enjoyable, easy and hassle-free. Packed with hints and tips for the beginner gardener, this book guarantees a flourishing garden for everyone, regardless of expertise.

new 256 pages published 2006 soft back-  size 21 x 17 cm

Price: £4.00

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How To Grow Plants in Containers DVD – Thompson and Morgan

Container gardening is one of the most popular horticultural pastimes.

This superbly filmed DVD demonstrates the endless possibilities giving advice on container choice fertilisation and watering.

So if you want to plant flowers. Fruit, vegetables or herbs this is invaluable viewing.

Presented by Tom Petherick

Region free running time approx 60 minutes certificate E


Price: £3.00

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J R Hartley Casts Again

J.R. Hartley Casts Again is the second fly fishing book written by this fabled author aka Michael Russell.

Calling upon the expertise and local knowledge of leading fly fishermen this hardback book covers a range of techniques, and is written for both the beginner and the more experienced angler.

Also includes information on fishing locations and rivers.

Illustrated by Patrick Benson

Hardback un price clipped Published by Stanley Paul.3rd impression 1992

When Norman Lumsden (J R Hartley) passed away in 2001 at the age of 95, the ad was broadcast again in his memory, 20 years after its first appearance.


Price: £3.50

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J R Hartley Fly Fishing: Memories of Angling Days

Fabled author J.R. Hartley, was a name made famous through yellow pages television commercials in 1983. Hartley was a pseudonym for Micahel Russell author, television script-writer and regular contributor to Midsommer Murders.

This pre-loved hardback is in very good condition and covers a range of fishing techniques and locations using the expertise and knowledge of leading fly fishermen. It is written for both beginners and the more experienced fly fisher.

Published by Stanley Paul. 1992

Price: £3.50

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JAZZ – 2 CD collectors release in a limited edition metal case

There were some fantastic sounds transmitting from Mr Browns abode last evening and we discovered it came from two easy listening CD albums Called ‘Jazz’.

Presented in a stylish limited collectors edition metal case these fabulous recordings provide over 130 minutes of relaxing playing time.

Twenty-seven original artists from the great and the good create an essential compilation, which would grace any collection.

Whether for ‘chillaxing’ or playing at your next Soirée these tracks are guaranteed to create a convivial background ambiance.

CD 1-

1 My Funny Valentine – Buddy Rich & Lionel Hampton

2 Mood Indigo – Woody Herman

3 Volare – Bucky Pizzarelli & Lionel Hampton

4 Song For Johnny Hodges – Gerry Mulligan

5 Hush-A-Bye – Johnny Griffin

6 If I Had You – Earl Hines

7 Heartplace – Stan Getz

8 Misty – Lionel Hampton

9 They Say That Falling In Love – Dexter Gordon

10 The Man I Love – Teddy Wilson

11 Girl From Ipanema – Harold Betters

  CD 2- 

1 In The Modd – Glenn Miller

2 One O’Clock Jump – Count Basie

3 Tuxedo Junction – Al Hirt

4 Misty – Sarah Vaughan

5 Ring Dem Bells – Lionel Hampton

6 C-Jam Blues – Duke Ellington

7 How High the Moon – Ella Fitzgerald

8 Scapple From The Apple – Charlie Parker

9 Shawnuff – Miles Davis feat Clark Terry

10 Sweet Georgia Brown – Nat King Cole

11 Tip Top Topic – Duke Ellington

12 You’ll have to Swing It (Mr Paganini) – Ella Fitzgerald

13 Curro’s – Donald Byrd

14. The Court – Freddie Hubbard feat Miles Davis

15 If you Could See Me Now – Sarah Vaughan

16 All The Things You Are – George Benson


Price: £4.00

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Living off the land – essential guide to organic living

chicken byardpigs byardgoats in gardenSo you want to grow your own vegetables and keep chickens but you don’t have a smallholding? But you do have a windowsill, a back yard or garden, so what’s stopping you from getting started?

Chapters include, history; taking the first steps; chickens in you back yard; ducks in your back yard; geese in your garden; talking turkey; keeping quail in the garden; eggs and incubation; showing your poultry; pigs in your back yard; goats in the garden; starting with sheep; beekeeping in gardens and cities; going large; expanding your land; to market, to market; grow your own vegetables; working with wildlife.

Written by Charlotte Jarvis, and superbly illustrated in colour throughout this is a large 160 page hardback book

Size 238mm x 332mm with Laminated board covers.

Published in 2009 by Abbey dale Press 1st edition

Price: £7.00

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Michael Embacher Cyclepedia

Cyclepedia is a strikingly photographed coffee table book containing a miscellany of over 200  pages and 457 pictures of beautiful, quirky, rare and delightful bicycles.Cyclepedia is a stunning visual record of the worlds most popular and cult bikes. Detailed Technical information for hard-core enthusiasts, collectors and those with a passion for the two wheel mode of transport. A visual delight and really fascinating read.

A new book with minor indent to base of the front cover

hardback published 2011 W 28cm x D21cm

Price: £8.00

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Planning a garden DVD region0

Hands-on gardener John Lewis shows you how to manage, arrange and develop your garden into a place that gives you pleasure. This informative guide to garden planning includes advice on buying plants, soil types, starting out, container plants, edging, feature plants and even finding space for children’s toys.

Price: £3.00

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Pruning DVD – Thompson and Morgan

Learning how plants grow is the key to successful Pruning.

This easy to follow DVD shows sound and practical advice on the basic principles of pruning.

Includes Ornamental shrubs, evergreens, clematis, wisteria, hedges an old apple tree and roses.

Presented by Steven Bradley. Clare Bradley and Gordon Radley

Region free running time approx 60 minutes certificate E


Price: £3.00

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Top tips for the garden novice DVD – Thompson and Morgan

Discover your green fingers with the help of this practical DVD.

 It covers the basics from management of soil, compost production, propagation, choosing plants for best results. caring for your lawn and growing fruit and vegetables.

 All this clearly presented information will help you get started and transform your garden space.

 Presented by Tom Petherick

 Region free running time approx 45 minutes certificate E

Price: £3.00

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Toys and Children’s Furniture: 20 DIY Projects

habitat conranFrom Mr Browns bookshelf: Toys and children’s furniture is the third volume in Terence Conran’s series of DIY books. It applies the principles of good design to children’s rooms, nurseries and play equipment. In addition, colour photographs offer ingenious solutions to the perennial problems of creating adaptable designs that will grow with a child. This large hardback book contains 125 pages with 20 stylish DIY projects for bedrooms playrooms and outdoor play. Sir Terence Conran is one of the world’s best-known designers, restaurateurs and retailers, and was the founder of Habitat in Chelsea in 1964.

In very good new condition. Published 1992 by Conran Octopus. Hardback copy with DJ size 28cm x 25cm

Price: £4.00

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