The Organic Gardener (Hardback)

Christine Lavelle

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This title tells you how to create vegetable, fruit and herb gardens using completely organic techniques. This is a practical guide to natural gardens, showing how to apply organic principles to all aspects of garden planning, design and maintenance. It contains over 600 photographs, including illustrated step-by-step sequences to show how to achieve the best results in ornamental, wildlife and kitchen gardens. It covers all the basic techniques, including soil care, weeding, watering, feeding, growing under glass, pruning and propagation. This book applies organic principles to different types of garden - ornamental, wildlife and kitchen - showing how to plant flower beds, borders and ponds, how to create woodland gardens and wild-flower lawns, and how to grow vegetables, herbs and fruit. There is also a section on plant health that discusses the best ways of using natural methods to deal with any pests and diseases that may occur, for example by creating suitable habitats for beneficial predators such as lacewings, wasps, hoverflies and frogs. Whether starting an organic garden from scratch or applying organic principles to an existing garden, this book is filled with step-by-step information that will help you achieve your goal. Written by award-winning authors, it is a comprehensive guide packed with inspirational photographs and well-informed gardening advice.


Product Details

  • Product code: ABZFJ
  • ISBN: 9780754824107
  • Publisher: Anness Publishing
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 23.9cm x 30.3cm
  • Pages: 160
  • Publish date: Fri Jul 01 00:00:00 BST 2011
  • Book points: 9

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