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The nature-lover's guide to growing garden flowers and herbs from seed

A beautifully illustrated guide to harvesting the seeds of 100 different garden plants and flowers, with advice on when and how to sow them, and where and when to plant them out. Alongside this hands-on guidance, there are snippets of folklore and traditions to enhance an appreciation of nature and the inherent magic of seeds. 

‘There is something poetical about seeds: they arrive via scented blossom, fat pods, flamboyant blooms and sweet fruit, then drop into the soft earth to germinate and grow.’

Your magical garden

Harness the power of the elements to create an enchanted outdoor space

Tune into the elements of the universe and release the magic of your garden to create a place of contemplation, meditation, ritual, and connection to nature and the earth.

‘I am beginning to understand my little patch of land and how I can work with it and the elements to create something truly magical.’ 

Simple Pleasures: life’s little joys

Find happiness in 100 simple things

Simple Pleasures celebrates the everyday things that bring us joy, from the feel of fresh sheets to whistling, rocking chairs and the joy of daydreaming. It is a balm for the soul and the perfect antidote to a pressurised, disconnected modern world.

‘The joy of these simple pleasures is that they can be found amid the humdrum business of daily life.’

50 Things to do in the Urban Wild

Green refuges and outdoor spaces are more important now than ever – a break from our stressful, tech-consumed lives. It is well researched that being in nature radically improves our mental health, just minutes from your doorstep. Nature is waiting for us to discover it, even in the most urban environment. Go on a night safari, make a worm farm or create a one-pot allotment. With 200 smart illustrations, this practical and accessible guide will expand your horizons and increase your appreciation of wild spaces, whether on the street, in the park, or in nearby nature reserves.

Chapters include:

Be an Urban Naturalist: Go on a night safari, appreciate winter trees, spot moths or build a weathervane
Engage with the Elements: Wild swimming, mudlarking, barefoot walking and creating art with found natural objects
Look to the Skies: Cloudspotting, the dawn chorus and looking for murmurations
Make Space for Nature: Building for biodiversity, make a worm farm, green up all your space
Dig for Victory: Grow microgreens or create a one-pot allotment
Find Your Wild Tribe: Join a community garden, adopt a street tree or take a city hike

‘Immersing ourselves in the natural world should not be an occasional outing but a constant state of being.’

The Witch’s Yearbook

Spells, stones and rituals for a year of modern magic

Based on the cycles of nature and guided by the seasons, this book (published August 2021, David and Charles) will give you the tools and knowhow to unveil the magic that surrounds us. By celebrating the eight sabbats of the Wheel of the Year, you will work with nature to activate your hidden power and trigger miraculous happenings. Witchcraft can attract love, give your career a boost, protect your home and help with healing. It will enrich your life. Packed with information and inspiration, this book boosts well-being, self-worth and happiness by tapping into the healing power of nature, the cycle of the seasons, the pull of the moon, the wisdom of ancient trees and forgotten paths, and the spiritual rewards of creativity. It includes:
  • Seasonal spells, remedies, rituals and affirmations that use the power of plants, herbs and stones to offer guidance and healing.
  • Features including crystal gazing, dowsing, reading the Tarot, the magic of stone circles and folklore traditions, to increase knowledge and inspire curiosity.
  • Creative projects with a witchy purpose that can be used in rituals and spells.
Whether you are a solitary hedge witch, part of a coven, a practising witch or an aspiring one, this book will furnish you with the vital knowledge to enrich your journey and to sprinkle magic and enchantment over every day.
The Witch's Yearbook by Clare Gogerty

‘Do you wonder if there is something beyond the grind of the everyday? Do you believe in magic?’

Sacred Places

Where to find wonder in the world

Wellness travellers are seeking transformative experiences – wellness is, by nature, a journey and a quest. The concept of transformative travel is about finding experiences through trips that shift perspective and allow digital detoxing, connection with oneself, nature, communities and a sense of the bigger picture in life.

Sacred Places is an exploration for seekers of unusual and enlightening destinations, for both armchair travelling and as inspiration for future journeys. The book is as much about experiences as describing the wonder of the place. Examples include plant medicine ceremonies in South America, walking the Camino Way, Stonehenge on the winter solstice, wild swimming in Iceland’s sacred hot springs and silent retreats. Readers will also learn about the history and geography of the place, significant stories, dates to visit, myths, legends and ceremonies.

‘You’ll feel utterly transformed’ 
Sunday Times

‘Helps adds a spiritual depth to our wanderings’
The Simple Things

Beyond the Footpath

Mindful adventures for modern pilgrims

A book to take you on a journey to places of spiritual or personal significance, and show you how to travel in a way that enhances your connection to the world and to yourself. Whether you choose a long-distance trail, an ascent of an awe-inspiring mountain, a walk in an ancient forest, a journey to a temple, stone circle or sacred garden, or simply a lunchtime stroll to somewhere special, it has suggestions and tips to inspire you to open the door and walk into a world of wonder.

‘A treasure trove of inspiration…[Beyond the Footpath] shows us how to make the most of the calm beauty of the natural world that surrounds us, as well as offering practical guidance on where to find – and how to travel to – those special places.’
Raynor Winn, best-selling author of The Salt Path

‘Inspirational yet practical. With mindful exercises and tracks to take. Discover the benefits of being a modern pilgrim’ 
Country Living

‘A brilliant solution to restoring balance and rediscovering meaning’ 
The Simple Things

‘… while the amount of people to have walked to the Camino now seems to outnumber those who haven’t, this book widens its gaze, serving a rare secular view …as well as challenges that tug at the soul…’ 
Wilderness Magazine 

Hidden Villages of Britain

Inspired by the popular Channel 4 programme ‘Penelope Keith’s Hidden Villages’, this book explores the most interesting and beautiful examples of British villages. Using the Batstford guides of the 1930s as a starting point, it is a journey around tucked-away places, from honey-coloured Cotswolds cottages to Scottish fishing communities. Along the way it explores village traditions, encompassing folklore, history and newer ways of life.

The National Trust Book of the Coast

A trip around the British coastline, from saltmarsh to dune systems to spectacular beaches. Published to celebrate 50 years of the National Trust’s Neptune Coastline Campaign, it focuses on the shoreline in the National Trust’s care. Alongside descriptions and history of the coast, there are suggestions of things to do, wildlife to see and six essays by notable writers.

Brownsea Island Guidebook

An informative and lively account of the National Trust nature reserve in Poole Harbour, including tales of eccentric owners, wartime activities, the birth of the Scouting movement and red squirrels.

Gower Peninsula Guidebook

An in-depth look at this peninsula in South Wales, including history and wildlife. Discover caves that were home to Prehistoric people and smugglers’ haunts; where to find otters, wading birds and rare plants; and how the writer Dylan Thomas once got stranded on Worms Head overnight. Seven walks with step-by-step instructions, ranging from gentle one-mile wanders to longer, more challenging excursions, are the perfect way to get to know the Peninsula by foot, while a fold-out Spotter’s Guide helps identify species you’ll spot here, including birds, butterflies and plants.

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