Gardening For Beginners Book: Discovering Your Green Fingers

Alastair R Agutter
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Gardening For Beginners Book

Gardening for Beginners Book I wanted to write based on my gardening background over five decades, taught to me by my Grandfather William Agutter, and also for a greater need for Folk to have a more healthier lifestyle, growing organic vegetables, and avoiding the use of pesticides that kill wild life.


Gardening for Beginners Book is a fabulous gift for friends, family and loved ones of any age seeking to take up the free and healthy pastime of Horticulture.


As we become more aware of our environment and wild life, with this book you can take the plunge of creating a mini eco-system around your home for a healthier lifestyle and creating a blaze of colour. Blooming Marvellous!


The book comes with many great gardening ideas including the growing of your own organic vegetables for healthier eating and giving new life to items around your home that can be recycled and given a new lease of life as part of the garden landscape. Also a new lease of life for yourself, with healthy free exercise, ensuring a more healthier lifestyle and remaining in good health, both physically and mentally.


Gardening for Beginners has been 2 years in the making by Alastair R Agutter Best Selling author of specialist books and found within this publication only encouragement with step by step guides and many great ideas for making your home into a little piece of Eden!


INSIDE THE BOOK:

Introduction, Chapter One – Garden Tools, Chapter Two – Garden Equipment, Chapter Three – Garden Soils, Chapter Four – Garden Soil Preparation, Chapter Five – Container Recycling, Chapter Six – Hanging Baskets, Chapter Seven – Garden Pots and Tubs, Chapter Eight – Plant Conditions, Chapter Nine – Growing Strawberries, Chapter Ten – Healthy Roses, Chapter Eleven – Growing Organic Vegetables, Chapter Twelve – Garden Plants in Sunny Areas, Chapter Thirteen – Garden Plants in Shaded Areas, Chapter Fourteen – Propagating Plant Cuttings, Chapter Fifteen – Growing and Pruning Fruit Trees, Chapter Sixteen - Gardening Good Life and Ideas, Reference.

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AUTHOR'S GARDENING BIOGRAPHY

From the age of just 6 years, Alastair took up gardening, taught by his Grand Father William Agutter. He still continues today (2017) as a dedicated gardening enthusiast of 53 years experience. Especially with regards to growing organic vegetables and an array of plants, shrubs and trees, to encourage bee sustain ability currently under threat from climate change.

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Alastair R Agutter
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Published on
Oct 16, 2015
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Pages
86
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ISBN
9781512135343
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Language
English
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Genres
Gardening / General
Gardening / House Plants & Indoor
Gardening / Organic
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Alastair R Agutter
My First Aquarium Book

This is a book I have always wanted to write for the Tropical Fish Hobbyist and Dedicated Aquarist, as it goes into great detail on keeping healthy, thriving, happy, disease free tropical fish, based on my experience, as I celebrate 50 years as an Ichthyologist from 1967 to 2017.


My First Aquarium – The Joy of Tropical Fish Keeping is a book for all new and existing aquarists participating in the noble and time honoured traditional pastime of tropical fish keeping.


The Best Selling Author of Tropical Fish Keeping shares his knowledge of five decades since taking up the hobby in 1967 with you, for keeping healthy thriving tropical fish, and as one of the World’s select few to successfully breed Wild Discus in captivity over 25 years ago, the King of the Tropical Fish Aquarium.


Inside this book are over 390 pages of valuable information, containing over 93,000 plus words and over 250 plus photographs, reference tables, diagrams and illustrations, to ensure every aquarist is successful in their life’s journey of tropical fish keeping.


INSIDE THIS BOOK:

Chapter 1 - A Little History of the Pastime, Chapter 2 – New Aquarist Getting Started, Chapter 3 - Tropical Fish Aquarium Theme, Chapter 4 - The Aquarium Size, Stand and Positioning, Chapter 5 - Aquarium Substrates and Furnishings, Chapter 6 – Growing and Keeping Aquarium Plants, Chapter 7 - The Aquarium Filtration System, Chapter 8 - Aquarium Water Conditions, Chapter 9 - Heating and Thermostats, Chapter 10 - The Aquarium Lighting Methods, Chapter 11 – Fish Species Behaviour, Chapter 12 - Aquarium Fish Species, Chapter 13 - Feeding Fish Species, Chapter 14 - Aquarium Early Days Care, Chapter 15 - Aquarium Maintenance, Chapter 16 - Fish Species Safety and Health Care, Chapter 17 – Fish Diseases and Cures, Chapter 18 – Aquarists Reference Tables, Chapter 19 - Aquarists Products and Accessories, Chapter 20 - Additional Notes, Chapter 21 - Useful Resources, Chapter 22 – Breeding Tropical Fish Tips, and much more…

Alastair R Agutter
Full Description of Book
The Discus Book - For The Dedicated Aquarist - First Published in 1989 and Republished for all Tropical Fish Aquarists. A Best Selling Book for Fish Care and Aquariums. 

Suitable as an invaluable reference for all Tropical Fish Keepers and Hobbyists, wanting to know the tricks on having healthy thriving tropical fish free of disease. 

"Alastair Agutter began keeping and breeding tropical fish as an aquarist at the age of 9 years and been a dedicated successful British Tropical Fish Breeder and Hobbyist for over 50 years. He is still only one of a select few world-wide who have successfully bred the Discus Fish in captivity and written as a published author on the subject." 

IMPORTANT: Please Note there are no spelling or typing errors in this publication, it is "English Language British" spelt. The original photographs have now also been converted from old 35 mm to Digital. Thank You! 

The Discus Book (For the Dedicated Aquarist) first Published in 1989 has been reproduced due to continued demand based on the merits of the content as a record and historic value for all Discus Fish Lovers Around the World. With Pictures and Contributions from Dr. Eduard Schmidt-Focke, Dr Liv Singh Khasla, Paul Clayton, Jack Wattley, Nick Hulme and others. The book has some valuable changes and is an essential reference to breeding these beautiful species and keeping them successfully.

Chapters in this Book
The Discus and Its Natural Environment, The Wild Species, The Importance of the Correct Aquarium, Menu's of Live and Prepared Foods for the Discus Diet, The Requirements for Discus Filtration, The Genetics of Discus the Different Strains, Lighting and Electrical Needs, Collecting and Purchasing the Right Fish, The Correct Water and Techniques, The Successful Spawning and Breeding of Discus, Diseases and Problems, The Concluding Points.

For the Successful Breeding of All Cichlids:
The book can also be an invaluable reference and source for any Tropical Fish Hobbyist, especially Cichlid keepers, as the book covers breeding signs and behaviour patterns, the perfect water conditions and the importance of routines and keeping fish free from disease. 
 

Authors Editorial and Review
"This book has been a favourite with Tropical Fish Keepers and a Best Seller now for over 28 years. The Discus Fish, King of the Aquarium is the hardest species to breed and keep in captivity. By following the routines and methods in this book, ensures any hobbyist can keep successfully any type of tropical fish, be it a community aquarium full of tropical fishes, or seeking to specially breed cichlids and other species of interest successfully. The fish food menu's inside this book I think are very unique, where folk can make up large amounts of specially prepared food that can be frozen down and used when required, creating vast savings on fish food and providing the very best for your fish, with a high protein diet and with all the essential vitamins and nutrients, for healthy thriving fish. - Alastair R Agutter. 
Jean-Martin Fortier
Les Jardins de la Grelinette is a micro-farm located in eastern Quebec, just north of the American border. Growing on just 1.5 acres, owners Jean-Martin and Maude-Helène feed more than two hundred families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market stands and supply their signature mesclun salad mix to dozens of local establishments. The secret of their success is the low-tech, high-yield production methods they’ve developed by focusing on growing better rather than growing bigger, making their operation more lucrative and viable in the process.

The Market Gardener is a compendium of la Grelinette’s proven horticultural techniques and innovative growing methods. This complete guide is packed with practical information on:

Setting-up a micro-farm by designing biologically intensive cropping systems, all with negligible capital outlay Farming without a tractor and minimizing fossil fuel inputs through the use of the best hand tools, appropriate machinery, and minimum tillage practices Growing mixed vegetables systematically with attention to weed and pest management, crop yields, harvest periods, and pricing approaches

Inspired by the French intensive tradition of maraichage and by iconic American vegetable grower Eliot Coleman, author and farmer Jean-Martin shows by example how to start a market garden and make it both very productive and profitable. Making a living wage farming without big capital outlay or acreages may be closer than you think.

Jean-Martin Fortier is a passionate advocate of strong local food systems and founder of Les Jardins de la Grelinette, an internationally recognized model for successful biointensive micro-farming.

Alastair R Agutter
Tropical Fish Keeping Journal Book Edition One

A very big welcome to the "Tropical Fish Keeping Journal Book Edition One" for every tropical Fish Hobbyist and Dedicated Aquarist from around the World. Each edition covers a series of special features on the hobby, for a successful tropical fish keeping experience.


In this issue of the “Tropical Fish Keeping Journal” book edition one, we cover; the history of tropical fish keeping and the unmistakable contribution made by our Victorian Ancestors. Helping new aquarists get started. Choosing the correct themes and styles for the aquarist’s planned aquarium(s). Choosing the right sized fish tank, including the supporting stand required for the job and the importance of positioning the aquarium in the right place.


INTRODUCTION - Authors introduction to the Tropical Fish Keeping Journal Book Editions Page 04, SHORT HISTORY OF THE PASTIME - A brief History of the hobby and the unmistakable contributions made by our Victorian Ancestors Page 10, GETTING STARTED IN THE HOBBY - Helping new aquarists to get started in the hobby and becoming familiar with the products Page 19, AQUARIUM STYLES - Choosing the correct themes and styles for the Aquarists planned aquarium(s) Page 32, AQUARIUM SIZES AND STANDS - Choosing the right sized fish tank, including the supporting stand requirements Page 51, AQUARIUM LOCATIONS - A guide to ensuring your aquarium is positioned in a safe and appropriate location Page 67, TROPICAL FISH SPECIES - Editors choice featuring a selection of tropical fish species accompanied with fact files Page 82, AQUATIC PLANT SPECIES - Editors choice featuring a selection of aquatic plant species accompanied with fact files Page 88, BREEDING LIVEBEARER GUPPIES - The Aquarists quick guide to successfully breeding and rearing livebearer Guppies Page 93, AQUARISTS PRODUCTS GUIDE - Featuring essential star aquatic products of note for today's tropical fish hobbyist Page 99, AQUARISTS REFERENCE TABLES - Sets of essential reference tables for aquarists including Gallons, Litres, Aquarium Sizes, Filtration and more in every journal edition, plus mathematical formulas Page 108, AQUARISTS BOOK GUIDE - Essential books and magazines worth reading and acquiring covering the hobby Page 112 and AQUARISTS DIRECTORY - Useful web sites and web addresses for aquarists in relation to the pastime Page 113.

Alastair R Agutter
Learning the Technical Game of Football - Has been written to inspire young footballers to reach their long term aim and ambitions, in becoming accomplished players from non-league through to professional, by learning the technical game of Football.


I hope that the past World Cup held in Brazil and forth coming one to be held in Russia will serve as an inspiration to the countless millions of young Boys, Girls, and Adult Players, wanting to improve their Technical Game of Football.


It was back in 1970 I saw my first World Cup proper in Mexico, and where I was blessed with seeing a timeless piece of sporting history, as I watched the Great Pele mesmerize his opponents and saw the Greatest Goalkeeper of all time, Gordon Banks.


Having taught Football and played the game myself, and really understanding the technical aspects of football from years of study and watching. And also being fortunate and blessed, to be taught by the very best myself, my first Coach being Tony Bentley of Stoke City a Gordon Banks playing partner and team mate. Also Peter Taylor, former England Manager, who also endorsed my work and endeavours, especially setting up Junior Football for the Community.


I truly hope this book will greatly help every Footballer improve their technical skills from non-league junior football, through to professional and international level, and from just a few hours reading, makes an enormous contribution in making far better players, domestically and internationally.


CHAPTERS INSIDE THIS BOOK:

Introduction, First Starting Out in the Art of Football, Fitness Techniques Warming Up and Warming Down, The Qualities Required For a Goalkeeper, The Art of Defensive Play in Football, The Midfield the Engine Room of a Football Team, The Instinctive Play of Attacking Football, Corner and Free Kick Set Plays in Attack and Defence, Penalty Taking from Set Plays in Football, A Team Playing Unit for Success Eleven a Side, Tournament and Five-a-side Matches, Succeeding and Contributing to Junior Football, The Health of Football at all Levels

Alastair R Agutter
The Cherry Tree Garden will serve as an inspiration and beacon for all mortal souls seeking real truth and reality, to then be able to discover peace and tranquillity in ones lives, thus finding an uplifting discourse for one’s journey of learning, through the acquisition of knowledge, leading to wisdom, enlightenment, humility, compassion and love.
 
The subtitle of the book “A Spirit Rising” is to help guide you on this journey through the book and beyond, to begin the process of finding your true self.

The Book Features: The Four Cycles of the Human Condition, Celestial Visitation Experiences, Spiritual Sensory Awareness and the Different Vibration Levels, Visitation Predictions and Warnings, The Real True Story of the Garden of Eden and Location, Divine Structure including Celestial Ascendancy Deities often deemed as Mythical Gods, Divine Celestial Elders and Divine Family Elders and Guides. Divine Creation and the Covenants of Natural Law for Greater Knowledge, Wisdom, and Enlightenment. Alien Life and other Worlds and Dimensions, Learning to see far more Reality around you, The Rising of the Chinese Dragon with a Heart, Evolution and Human Primate Responsibility as Good Shepherds, Equality and Reverence to Sacred Vessels of Motherhood and All Life!
 
All of our journeys start with a beginning and end, yet sometimes we can pause, or stop, to see, admire, or digest an event, or moment in our lives. So often these subtle signs and events have far greater meaning and relevance.
 
So the reading of “The Cherry Tree Garden” is such a moment, and event in your life, and meant to be, as you continue on your journey in search of finding the answers.
 
“Just as a wind and breeze can change direction and be invisible to your naked eye, one knows of such a presence and existence from such an entity.” ~ Alastair R Agutter

Alastair R Agutter
The Theory of Particle Matter Frequencies and Multiple Universes Book

I wrote this paper some years back now, and I know many would think I am stark raving mad. But I am pleased to see that the Science community in the last year, or so, is now coming around to my theory, and the recent programme by Professor Brian Cox, provides greater evidence and logic surrounding the related subject area, sometimes referred to as zero point, inflation and convergence.


The Theory of Particle Matter and Multiple Universes, is a work for recording the author's findings regarding the big questions humanity have always been asking. A book for the big thinkers in our society and great young minds looking beyond the canvas and closet thinking.


The Theory of Particle Matter Frequencies and Multiple Universes asks, is there more beyond the canvas that we all see!


I hope many in the Science community and great young minds acquire this book covering my work. Quantum leaps for humanity have always come from looking at something with a different approach. My findings have arrived not as a mathematician, but from studying the life cycles of Natural Law and how Quantum Mechanics functions continuosly seeking workarounds and refinement. By understanding these conditions and encapsulating all dimensions regarding volume, space and conditions. Can you then quantify and apply these rules and laws throughout the cosmos and all that we know.


Is time, space, motion, natural law, quantum mechanics and natural branching all related to an expanding analytical data membrane we describe as the big soup or grand scheme.


Do we really understand the multiple facets of energy forms that exist?


Albert Einstein once conceded by saying “God has a sense of humour” regarding the other!


Quotation: “If the spirit of your imagination is limited, your journey of discovery will be very short.” ~ Alastair R Agutter


Stephen Hawking has concluded that the "Big Bang" derived from just "Energy" but there has to be another. For without it, an event, or execution, cannot take place!

Alastair R Agutter
Super Foods Tropical Fish and Discus Book

All experienced Aquarists and Commercial Breeders will tell you that 99% of all Tropical Fish deaths are related to stress and poor diet. My book Super Foods for Tropical Fish and Discus is therefore very long overdue for all Aquarists around the world.


Make your own Tropical Fish and Discus Cichlids Super Foods from these fabulous recipes, and see your healthy, happy thriving fish growing by the day!


For me writing this book has been an incredible journey, where I have learnt so much about food for my tropical fish and what's best for them.


The book came about, and the actual writing of it, was in truth down to world famous Naked Master Chef “Jamie Oliver” who was the inspiration for me, where he clearly shows after selling more than 20 million of his very many fabulous books written on Great Foods, that there is a real desire and passion for experiencing food that is a real pleasure and joy to eat, and I might also add, very healthy and good for us all, we humans that is!


Then when continuing to decide on writing the book, I also thought of the line from the fabulous film “We Bought a Zoo” where the beautiful Scarlet Johannsson asked Matt Damon “why did he buy the zoo” and to which he replied “why not” and that's how this book come into being, I thought to myself “why not” write a book on tropical fish super foods and as they say, the rest is history.


I really know you will get a really big kick out of this book as a Tropical Fish Hobbyist or Discus Lover. As it is no exaggeration when I say, once your fish begin to eat these “Super Foods” on a regular basis, you will literally see your fish growing by the day!


In the book, you will find a great number of fabulous super food recipes to try for your tropical fish and discus. I know by using any of these recipes, you will eventually have healthy, happy, thriving tropical fish, and growing to a size you could have only imagined.


The Super Foods recipes found in this book, only use fresh meats and vegetables. Perhaps the book is very timely, as we become more aware today of micro beads and other grave pollutant elements finding their way into the water table system and food chain that can harm our pets, wild life and ourselves.


So by making these super foods, at least you know for your peace of mind, what ingredients are used, and another enormous benefit to you, being the massive savings on tropical fish food. Over the months your fish will grow and grow, until eventually, your tropical fish will come into breeding condition and want to spawn, if the water and other aquarium conditions are optimal and right.


So please enjoy this book and the plethora of delights you can now feed to your Tropical Fish and Discus!

Alastair R Agutter
Climate Change and Conservation for me started over 50 years ago. In fact, in the introduction of my first published book in 1989, I warned of Climate Change and Deforestation. So as a Marine Biologist and Ichthyologist, starting my apprenticeship at the waters edge at just 7 years of age, this book has something to say. 

I hope you grab a copy of the book to gauge what is really going on, and how our lives are being affected now. Many of the views and reports today being aired surrounding climate change by the United Nations, Governments, and Institutions, can very often seem distant issues and have no bearing, or relevance, to folks real lives. 

To most folk 40 to 50 years ago "climate change" was probably not on anyone's radar. However, even back in the 1960's and 1970's there did exist signs of change then, and not for the better. Please read on..... 

As each year has past on, even as a small boy to a young man, you would notice change and decline to our environment, less fish, less worms and an ever increasing film of dead algae and oil spillage caught in the saltwater pools and also covering silt banks and sand bars with a distinct smell. The warning and pre-cursor to our impact on Earth and especially surrounding fossil fuels, came with the sinking of SS Torrey Canyon off the Cornish Coast in 1967, spilling over 120,000 tons of crude oil that even reached the Thames Estuary, leaving massive devastation to the environment around Britain. 

So my book here "The Reality of Climate Change" provides an accurate account of how everyday Folks lives are now being affected, at the coal face as they say! 

In the book, I wrote and warned of serious neurological diseases from air pollution including Alzheimer's that I was convinced like other degenerative diseases of cell damage has been caused from air pollution toxins, preventing the renewal of brain cell tissues and other critical nerve system cell structures. 

I felt compelled to write this book, as I really care about our home (Mother Earth) and all the world's majestic life creatures we share it with. No longer can the few of us do all the heavy lifting, we need your help to challenge our negligent politicians and Corporate Empires. 

Now since writing the book, I am pleased to see more folk in the media are now starting to feature "Climate Change" and especially welcome Sky Broadcasting launching "Ocean Sea Rescue" exposing the plight to our dying Seas, Rivers and Oceans. 

"On the 12th of October 2015 BBC's Newsnight Team Broadcast a News Feature on Air Pollution which confirms my findings in this 'NEW' Book on Climate Change regarding serious Health issues including Respiratory Disorders, Dementia, Alzheimer's etc." 

"On Monday the 22nd of November 2015 there was a Special Sky News Report, where HRH Prince Charles accurately stated the planet faces catastrophe and needs to be put on life support now to prevent ever increasing disasters as a result of Climate Change." 

At the time of writing this book, there are two specific numbers you need to remember and these are 275 and 400! 

What relevance are the above numbers you may rightly ask? 

FACT: 275 Is the parts per million number of Carbon Dioxide for starting all of life on Earth and in layman terms, many millions of years ago. 

FACT: 400 Is the parts per million number of Carbon Dioxide today in the Earth's atmosphere and these factual measurements are courtesy of friends and colleagues at NASA (nasa.gov). 

Ever wondered why there is a rise in Respiratory Disorders, Alzheimer's, Dementia the list goes on....over 50,000 folk in Britain will die this year and rising from air pollution. Governments target the smokers as a diversionary tactic, yet diesel vehicles, including public transport is just, if not more lethal to your health! 

Enjoy the book, for I know you will find it to be an eye opener!
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