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DIY: Destroy It Yourself

Advantages: Lots of Pictures
Disadvantages: Impossible Dream!

On a scale of one to ten, I'd give myself a ten for luck. (I might be jinxing things by admitting so on a global consumer website, but there's a lot of wood around me that I can touch to ward off any sinister ibjits that might have heard me say that.) O ...

Tricksty 22.09.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Collins Complete DIY Manual - Albert Jackson, David Day

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DIY or just learn how tradesmen should do it

Advantages: Detailed with lots of pictures
Disadvantages: Know your limitations

...I moved to a larger house and wanted a really good DIY manual that covered most aspects of house DIY. The Collins book is one of a handful that cover most aspects of DIY/ house construction to varying degrees of complexity., and is reasonably priced aro ...

cootuk 21.07.2004 · Read full review
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Grow Fruit in your own Garden

Advantages: comprehensive
Disadvantages: poorly thought-out layout

...Dr Hessayon's 'Expert' books have become the standard works for keen amateur gardeners. If you want to know about a gardening subject, you can't go wrong with an 'Expert' book. Their information is condensed and comprehensive, and they're useful for ...

queen_rain 22.10.2005 · Read full review
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Review of The Fruit Expert - D.G. Hessayon

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Handy, Helpful tips

Advantages: Some helpful tips,Nice book to dip into
Disadvantages: Not all work

The Readers Digest Bubble wrap, banana peel, baby oil and beyond The Readers Digest Bubble wrap, banana peel, baby oil and beyond is a hardback book that I picked up from a charity shop for £1.50. The front cover depicts a banana peel and claims ...

Wisemind 02.12.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Bubble Wrap, Banana Peel, Baby Oil and beyond - Lisa Thomas

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MARY MARY QUITE CONTRARY

Advantages: Easy to plan a garden and use the book all year round.
Disadvantages: None at all.

A little bit of history. The reasons for needing a book of this description in my case are clear. For many years, I had the idea that I wanted to create an Arboretum or collection of trees from all the corners of the earth, although having arrived at t ...

thingywhatsit 27.12.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers - The Royal Horticultural Society

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