Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Accept

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty
  • Free Uk delivery on all gifts
    Or you can add a donation at checkout
  • Personalise your gift at checkout
    Add a personal message, ecard or card front
  • Add a 'Little Extra' at checkout
    Add-on gifts available (including chocolate!)

Free returns

-

£3.95 delivery per order

-

All profits fight poverty

Keep up with Oxfam's Online Shop

Subscribe to our newsletter for all our latest updates, offers and promotions.

© 2015. Oxfam is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 202918) and Scotland (SC039042). Oxfam GB is a member of Oxfam International.

The Manual of Practical Gardening

£24.99

Product description

'In "The Manual of Practical Gardening" the reader will find helpful information on all the essential details of gardening, for it is attention to details that makes for success. The chapters deal with all the favourite hardy and greenhouse flowers, ornamental trees and shrubs, the rock garden, fruit trees and vegetables, and give practical and concise advice concerning management. The design and lay-out of the garden form the subject of the opening chapters: these matters are all-important, for if the planning is faulty it will be difficult to make the most of the available ground, and to construct a really beautiful garden. The successful gardener is he who does the right thing at the right time, and it is of great importance that he shall know the most suitable time for carrying out the various tasks which arise as the seasons come round. The pages devoted to "A Year's Work in the Garden" will serve to remind the reader of the most pressing work to be done throughout the months. Full details are given of the pruning of trees and shrubs, Rose and fruit trees, for their successful management depends largely on the way in which pruning is carried out. If the branches are pruned at the wrong time of year or incorrectly, the display of flowers will be jeopardised and may indeed be ruined. The illustrations from photographs show many charming garden scenes and provide the reader with suggestions which he may care to adopt for the improvement of his own garden.' H.H. Thomas
Overall in good condition, some slight rubbing to the corners and signs of ageing (browning).

Item details

Author(s):
H.H. Thomas
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
14 by 22
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
512
Publisher:
The Amalgamated Press Ltd.
Title:
The Manual of Practical Gardening

Standard UK Delivery (£3.95 per order)

Delivery FAQs

Ts & Cs
Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 28 days.
Returns policy

About this item

'In "The Manual of Practical Gardening" the reader will find helpful information on all the essential details of gardening, for it is attention to details that makes for success. The chapters deal with all the favourite hardy and greenhouse flowers, ornamental trees and shrubs, the rock garden, fruit trees and vegetables, and give practical and concise advice concerning management. The design and lay-out of the garden form the subject of the opening chapters: these matters are all-important, for if the planning is faulty it will be difficult to make the most of the available ground, and to construct a really beautiful garden. The successful gardener is he who does the right thing at the right time, and it is of great importance that he shall know the most suitable time for carrying out the various tasks which arise as the seasons come round. The pages devoted to "A Year's Work in the Garden" will serve to remind the reader of the most pressing work to be done throughout the months. Full details are given of the pruning of trees and shrubs, Rose and fruit trees, for their successful management depends largely on the way in which pruning is carried out. If the branches are pruned at the wrong time of year or incorrectly, the display of flowers will be jeopardised and may indeed be ruined. The illustrations from photographs show many charming garden scenes and provide the reader with suggestions which he may care to adopt for the improvement of his own garden.' H.H. Thomas
Overall in good condition, some slight rubbing to the corners and signs of ageing (browning).

Author(s):
H.H. Thomas
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
14 by 22
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
512
Publisher:
The Amalgamated Press Ltd.
Title:
The Manual of Practical Gardening

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is £3.95 per order, so you're only charged once no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via second class post within 2 working days of receipt of your order. Standard UK delivery is currently free, no matter how many items you have in your basket. Any additional courier charges will be applied at checkout as they vary depending on delivery address.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 28 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 28 days


This item is also available for international delivery by airmail, carrying a mandatory delivery charge of:

Europe: £8.00

Outside Europe: £15.00

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Bookshop Hexham

We relocated in January 2016 to larger premises and are now able to offer a wider range of books and music (you can come and check out your musical choices in our listening booth and also find out a lot more about Oxfam's work.). We have a new local interest section, more space for history and have extended our craft and arts offer.  We also sell cards, fair trade food and ethical cleaning and beauty products.

Hexham is a market town situated in the beautiful Tyne Valley - the ideal stopping off point before exploring Hadrian's Wall, Chesters, Housesteads and the Temple of Mithras at Carrawburgh.

View Shop