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Hardly wicked, - just a tiny bit mischievous perhaps.

Advantages: Some of the drawings are really very pretty, some interesting content
Disadvantages: Really quite dull in parts, brevity of information, disordered layout

Introduction I've always been something of a fact hoarder - I love to learn, and have a great love of reading books dealing with unusual topics, so when I saw Wicked Plants: The A-Z of Plants That Kill, Maim, Intoxicate and Otherwise Offend' ...

Nymphypig 07.01.2016 · Read full review
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Review of Wicked Plants: The A-Z of Plants That Kill, Maim, Intoxicate & Otherwise Offend - Amy Stewart

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Don't keep off the grasses, get into them!

Advantages: Great starting point, easy to access, full of ideas
Disadvantages: None

Gardening is as prone to fads and fancies as any other pastime and hobby, and in recent years there has been a surge of interest in growing ornamental grasses. Those whose gardens became reminiscent of the South American pampas with its grass of the same ...

2mennycds 01.10.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Gardening with Ornamental Grasses - Roger Grounds

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Not so weedy now eh?

Advantages: This book has made me see nettles in a whole new light
Disadvantages: there's an increased risk of stinging now that you'll want to pick them!

Introduction Before stumbling across this book on Amazon, (and subsequently buying it) I held the opinion, along with most people that nettles were as useful as an iron lung at an airport metal detector. Indeed, the Latin name for nettles - Urt ...

StewwyB 25.09.2015 · Read full review
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Review of 101 Uses for Stinging Nettles - Piers Warren

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growing vegetables differently

Advantages: Fantastic and under used system
Disadvantages: A little pricey

I fully recommend purchasing the Ornamental Kitchen Garden BBC book by the former TV gardening legend Geoff Hamilton. The book shows you how to plant your vegetables in the same beds and borders as your flowers and small shrubs . The idea is that becaus ...

Gardenex 03.10.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Ornamental Kitchen Garden - Geoff Hamilton

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Combining food with flowers

Advantages: great idea
Disadvantages: needs planning

Geoff Hamilton was a brillant Television Gardener and Writer. In the series "Ornamental Kitchen Garden" he grows flowers and produce such as vegetables together. This is a great idea, especially if you have a small garden or allotment. As a Presenter, ...

galls 11.12.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Ornamental Kitchen Garden - Geoff Hamilton

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