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Create your own Natural Pharmacy!

Advantages: Informative, interesting, colourful illustrations, unusual, easy to follow
Disadvantages: some ingredients may be hard to find

James Wong is an ethnobotanist who recently presented a 6-part TV series on BBC 2 called ‘Grow your own Drugs.’ Ethnobotany is the scientific study of the relationship between people and plants. In this book, which is associated with the TV series, Jam ...

moistbabe 27.11.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Grow Your Own Drugs: A Year with James Wong - James Wong

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Another great book from the doc

Advantages: readable , informative
Disadvantages: none

The latest addition to my gardening library is The bulb expert by DR Hessayon . I managed to buy it for £1.99 which I'm pleased about as the cover price is £5.99 . This is a book first published in 1995 so it is not the latest in the long line of "expert ...

Gardenex 26.03.2001 · Read full review
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Review of The Bulb Expert - D.G. Hessayon

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Quick Reference

Advantages: Light weight, good layout for easy reference, semi-wipeable cover.
Disadvantages: Only semi-wipeable cover, leaves you wanting more info (maybe this comment should be under advantage).

...I'm a horticultural student and whilst I have a number of more 'heavyweight' books to use, I've found the Expert range including this one extremely useful. It's 1/4in (1cm) thick, with a softbacked semi-wipeable cover, (useful if taken into the garden), ...

Sapphi 24.09.2003 · Read full review
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A great addition to the Dr Hessayon range

Advantages: Information for the novice gardener
Disadvantages: none

...Another Dr Hessayon book that I added to my collection after doing a NVQ Horticulture course at college. The book is easy to read and the layout is easy to get around. The book covers an explanation about what bulbs are and what the different type of b ...

the_enlightened_one 05.11.2006 · Read full review
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Turn your home into a haven.

Advantages: Lovely and clear and well written. Includes every part of life and home.
Disadvantages: Sadly no diagrams/photos

...This book is delightful. It covers every situation needed to manage a home successfully and helping you on the way to becoming a domestic great. Its not just about vacuuming the floors or how clean the windows look, the book goes further into your home. ...

gmc81 06.03.2008 · Read full review
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Review of How to Be the Perfect Housewife: Lessons in the Art of Modern Household Management - Anthea Turner

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