Penelope Hobhouse is England’s leading garden writer, garden designer, garden historian, lecturer and gardener, and host of The Art and Practice of Gardening (produced by Perennial Productions) for Home and Garden Television in the USA.
ROSES FOR THE GARDEN features top rose authorities and rose gardens: world renowned rosarian David Austin Sr. from his Nursery & Rose Garden in Albrighton; Patrick Taylor on the glory of old roses at Mottisfont Abbey. VISIONS OF NATURE: The Naturalistic Garden Style explores today s most sought after garden style on both sides of the Atlantic, with a stunning visual tour of England’s greatest 18th century landscape garden, Stourhead, and two of America’s great naturalist gardens: Winterthur Gardens’ March Walk and Longwood Garden’s native plant woodland garden, Peirce’s Woods. STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS: Garden Architecture & Ornament features the 20th century’s grand dame of British horticulture, Rosemary Verey in her equally renowned Barnsley House garden.. Hobhouse covers all the structural essentials, large and small: from steps, walls, and paving, to pots, paint color and garden furnishings THE SUMMER GARDEN sets out Hobhouse’s secrets for summer beauty and abundance using a blend of annuals, perennials and biennials in her garden at Bettiscombe, and with Sandra Pope in her spectacular yellow border at Hadspen House. NURSERIES & PLANT COLLECTIONS: Hobhouse explores the Victorian era walled gardens at West Dean with Jim Buckland and Sarah Wain. NEW GARDEN IDEAS explores new alternative garden styles, from her first gravel garden at Bettiscombe to the eclectic mix of garden styles and plants at John Brookes’ Denmans Garden, and James Van Sweden’s innovative garden fronting the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland.
FLOWER GARDENS leads with Marco Polo Stufano and his no-nonsense secrets for success from the celebrated Wave Hill Flower Garden. Penelope Hobhouse shares her insights from her own flower garden in Dorset. PLANTING THE BONES OF A GARDEN covers avenues and allees, plant repetition and rhythms, as Hobhouse presents the defining ingredients of every garden. Hobhouse explores two illustrative examples: the all-green topiary garden and the flower walk in its full spring glory. COLOR IN THE GARDEN serves up color theory basics and the art of applying it in the garden. from Helen Dillon and her celebrated blue, red and yellow color borders, to the gentle hues of Winterthur’s Azalea woods. THE USEFUL GARDEN presents both time-honored and contemporary interpretations that combine the useful with the ornamental: with garden writer Anna Pavord in the restored, centuries old walled kitchen garden at Forde Abbey; and Hobhouse in her front compost and cutting garden at Bettiscombe. THE SMALLER GARDEN features renowned American landscape architect James Van Sweden in a small private town garden he created in Washington, D.C., and Hobhouse with London Times garden editor, Stephen Anderton in the exceptional series of small garden rooms at England’s Wollerton Old Hall. THE COUNTRY GARDEN illumines how country garden principles can well apply to an urban or suburban setting, featuring John Brookes from his Denmans Garden in West Sussex, and Hobhouse with Irish garden designer Jim Reynolds in his enchanting Butterstream Garden. DESIGN BASICS highlights the most important aspects to consider in good garden design. She illustrates, from Athelhampton in Dorset, how grand public gardens offer a wealth of design and horticultural examples that can be applied to the smallest garden.
- ISBN: 0-7697-8622-7
- Running Time: 273 minutes
- Sound: Dolby 2.0
- Performers: Penelope Hobhouse
If you program in C++ you’ve been neglected. Test-driven development (TDD) is a modern software development practice that can dramatically reduce the number of defects in systems, produce more maintainable code, and give you the confidence to change your software to meet changing needs. But C++ programmers have been ignored by those promoting TDD–until now. In this book, Jeff Langr gives you hands-on lessons in the challenges and rewards of doing TDD in C++.
Modern C++ Programming With Test-Driven Development, the only comprehensive treatment on TDD in C++ provides you with everything you need to know about TDD, and the challenges and benefits of implementing it in your C++ systems. Its many detailed code examples take you step-by-step from TDD basics to advanced concepts. As a veteran C++ programmer, you’re already writing high-quality code, and you work hard to maintain code quality. It doesn’t have to be that hard.
In this book, you’ll learn:
- how to use TDD to improve legacy C++ systems
- how to identify and deal with troublesome system dependencies
- how to do dependency injection, which is particularly tricky in C++
- how to use testing tools for C++ that aid TDD
- new C++11 features that facilitate TDD
As you grow in TDD mastery, you’ll discover how to keep a massive C++ system from becoming a design mess over time, as well as particular C++ trouble spots to avoid. You’ll find out how to prevent your tests from being a maintenance burden and how to think in TDD without giving up your hard-won C++ skills. Finally, you’ll see how to grow and sustain TDD in your team.
Whether you’re a complete unit-testing novice or an experienced tester, this book will lead you to mastery of test-driven development in C++.
What You Need
- A C++ compiler running under Windows or Linux, preferably one that supports C++11. Examples presented in the book were built under gcc 4.7.2.
- Google Mock 1.6 (downloadable for free; it contains Google Test as well) or an alternate C++ unit testing tool. Most examples in the book are written for Google Mock, but it isn’t difficult to translate them to your tool of choice.
- A good programmer’s editor or IDE.
- cmake, preferably. Of course, you can use your own preferred make too. CMakeLists.txt files are provided for each project. Examples provided were built using cmake version 2.8.9.
- Various freely-available third-party libraries are used as the basis for examples in the book. These include:
- Boost (filesystem, date_time/gregorian, algorithm, assign)
Several examples use the boost headers/libraries. Only one example uses cURL and JsonCpp.
- Pragmatic Bookshelf
Marvel Studios’ CAPTAIN MARVEL takes you on a spectacular adventure from the 199s, tracing the path of Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) as she becomes one of the most powerful heroes in the universe. When a galactic war reaches Earth, she meets young agent Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) at the center of a maelstrom, leading to her ultimate destiny as an Avenger!
Achieve awesome user experiences and performance with simple, maintainable code! Embrace the full stack of web development, from styling with Bootstrap, building an interactive user interface with Angular 4, to storing data quickly and reliably in PostgreSQL. With this fully revised new edition, take a holistic view of full-stack development to create usable, high-performing applications with Rails 5.1.
Rails is a great tool for building web applications, but it’s not the best at everything. Embrace the features built into your database. Learn how to use front-end frameworks. Seize the power of the application stack through Angular 4, Bootstrap, and PostgreSQL. When used together, these powerful and easy-to-use tools will open you to a new world of possibilities. This second edition is updated to cover Angular – a completely reworked front-end framework – and dives into new Postgres 9.6 features such as UPSERT. Also new is Webpack coverage, to develop the front-end code for your Rails application.
Create a usable and attractive login form using Bootstrap’s styles, while ensuring the database table backing it is secure using Postgres’ check constraints. See how creating an advanced Postgres index for a case-insensitive search speeds up your back end – enabling you to create a dynamic user experience using Angular 4. Create reusable components that bring Bootstrap and Angular together and effectively use materialized views for caching within Postgres. Get your front end working with Webpack, use Postgres’ features from migrations, and write unit tests for all of it. All of this within Rails 5.1.
You’ll gain the confidence to work at every level of the application stack, bringing the right solution to every problem.
What You Need:
- Pragmatic Bookshelf
Join Hiccup and Toothless on the adventure of a lifetime as they defy tradition and form an unlikely friendship that changes both of their worlds forever. Follow the epic journey in the How to Train Your Dragon: 3-Movie Collection.
Acclaimed actor Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings, National Treasure) stars in this action-packed series set in the midst of the desperate missions and battles of the Napoleonic Wars. Adapted from Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling novels, Bean portrays maverick British officer Richard Sharpe who rises through the ranks of Wellington’s army by his own daring deeds and ambition. Fast-moving, hard-hitting adventure, Sharpe brings to the screen all the danger, romance and sheer spectacle of one of the bloodiest periods in English warfare.
Episodes: Sharpe’s Battle, Sharpe’s Sword & Sharpe’s Regiment
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With Buu out of commission, and in order to complete their roster, Goku recruits an old enemy as the 7th Universe’s final teammate. However, the other universes aren’t keen on letting this new foe join the fight. The stage is set, and the Tournament of Power finally starts! Can the Z Fighters last against an onslaught of targeted aggression, or will personal grudges mark the beginning of the end?!
The live-action television series Hard Hat Harry is designed to give elementary school children information about the machines that fascinate them. Hard Hat Harry: Farm Equipment and Space Adventure contains a pair of episodes from the show. The first concerns many of the devices used by farmers to grow and harvest crops. The second episode teaches children about many of the spacecrafts used to send man into space. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
Do you want to learn secret strategies and the most up to date SEO strategies for getting your business or website to the top of Google? If so then keep reading….
Do you have problems optimizing your website for higher rankings? Learning up-to-date link building tactics? Not knowing the inner workings of Google’s ever changing algorithm? Or being unable to use social media or web analytics for multiplying your results? If you do, within this audiobook many of the top leaders in the field have shared their knowledge on how to overcome these problems and more, most of which have 10+ years worth experience.
In SEO Mastery, you will discover:
- A simple trick you can do for getting local businesses ranking higher with SEO!
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- Why using pay-per-click advertising is the most cost-efficient way to get the biggest bang for your buck!
- Understanding why some people will fail to make SEO work!
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The proven methods and pieces of knowledge are so easy to follow. Even if you’ve never heard of SEO before, you will still be able to get to a high level of success.
So, if you don’t just want to transform your businesses life, then get this audiobook today!
This book covers middle-tier programming with PHP.
Real world, practical experience and techniques
From installation and configuration of the PHP engine to advanced dynamic application design
Definitive coverage of core PHP language and database addressing:
MySQL is covered in depth.
Practical e-commerce and business scripting including database application development, together with PHP and XML applications.
LDAP connectivity addressed.
Do you want to learn secret SEO and affiliate marketing strategies? If so then keep reading…
Do you have problems getting traffic to your site or leads? Being unable to use social media or web analytics for multiplying your conversions? Writing top level sales copy? Or optimizing your website/sales page for higher rankings? If you do, within this audiobook many of the top leaders in the field have shared their knowledge on how to overcome these problems and more, most of which have 10+ years worth experience.
In SEO & Affiliate Marketing Playbook, you will discover:
- A simple trick you can do now for getting immense amounts of traffic to your site and leads!
- Understanding why some people will fail with SEO and affiliate marketing! customers to your site!
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The proven methods and pieces of knowledge are so easy to follow. Even if you’ve never heard of SEO or affiliate marketing before, you will still be able to get to a high level of success.
Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital)
When a new menace in Gotham begins stealing all the experimental technology, Batman is put on high alert. But, a team of warriors lurking beneath the streets are also on the case; the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Led by Leonardo and along with his brothers, the brainy Donatello, fearless Raphael and wisecracking Michelangelo; these mysterious martial artists are on a collision course with the Dark Knight. Based on the hit DC Comics crossover, it’s time for a high flying, pulse pounding adventure the likes of which Gotham City has never seen!
Sopranos, The: Season 6 Part 1 (DVD)
Several crises threaten Tony and his crew; for starters, rival boss Johnny Sack (Vince Curatola) is in prison, and the always-tense relations between the New Jersey and New York families are strained through the unpredictable behavior of Sack?s surrogates. Then there are the inevitable power struggles that ensue when certain family members are eliminated, by natural and other causes.
]]>The Sopranos, Season 6, Part 1 is the most contentious release yet in the acclaimed series’ history. While many fans think it jumped the shark at the exact moment Vito said “I love you, Johnny Cakes” , this season also contains some of the series finest moments and plumbs new depths of character, while continuing to add to the body count. Things get started with a bang, literally, that unexpectedly sends Tony (James Gandolfini) to the hospital and into a coma where he experiences an alternate reality while in limbo. At one point he awakes and asks “Who am I? Where am I going?” encapsulating this season’s central theme in a moment of desperation wrapped in a fever dream. But it’s not all existentialism. With Tony and Uncle Junior both of the picture, the capos in the Soprano crew try to take advantage of the situation and begin jockeying for position while a reluctant Silvio (Steve Van Zandt), acting in Tony’s place, struggles to keep everyone in check. Things aren’t going much better for Tony’s family, as A.J. (Robert Iler) confesses to Carmela (Edie Falco) that he flunked out of school, and while at Tony’s bedside, swears revenge for his injury. The stress of the situation finally gets to Carmela, who takes up Dr. Melfi’s (Lorraine Bracco) offer to help and finds herself in the strange position of confiding in her husband’s therapist, revealing for once that she feels some guilt over making the kids complicit in how Tony makes his living—plus there’s the issue of whether she really loves him. Christopher (Michael Imperioli) continues to provide much of the comic relief for the series, culminating in one of this season’s best episodes when he flies out to L.A. in a bumbling attempt to get Ben Kingsley to sign on for his fledgling movie (Saw meets The Godfather), and ends up mugging Lauren Bacall for her goodie basket at an awards ceremony. Sowing further discord in the ranks, Vito (Joseph Gannoscoli) finally gets outed as homosexual, and is forced to flee for his life up to New Hampshire where he meets “Johnny Cakes.” Finally, even with New York boss Johnny “Sack” Sacramoni (Vince Curatola) in prison, Phil Leotardo (Frank Vincent) makes plays against Tony and eventually sets in motion a hit against someone on Tony’s crew, and now a larger war with Johnny Sack’s crew seems to be looming.
Series creator David Chase seems to be saying with this season that character is destiny. If so, then Season Six, Part 1 is taking the necessary time to flesh out who these people really are, and is leaving the destiny part up for Part 2. The fact that the series’ writers have been able to maintain such a strong show with so many interweaving storylines for so long is a feat not to be taken lightly. That said, this season of The Sopranos does deserve some of the criticism it’s received: the Vito storyline would have been better served by resolving it in fewer episodes, and the season ending is the most unsatisfying one yet, leaving many fans wanting more. But the bottom line is that this season deserves more praise than criticism, proving that even at its weakest, The Sopranos is still the strongest show on TV.–Daniel Vancini
- Factory sealed DVD