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A Book of Garden Wisdom: Organic Gardening Hints, Tips and Folklore from Yesteryear, from Companion Planting to Compost, with 150 Glorious Phot

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A Book of Garden Wisdom

Organic Gardening Hints, Tips and Folklore from Yesteryear, from Companion Planting to Compost, with 150 Glorious Phot

By Jenny Hendy

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Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United Kingdom, 14 November 2013
This title features organic gardening hints, tips and folklore from yesteryear, from companion planting to compost, with 150 glorious photographs. Tried and tested methods for today's organic gardener, helping to rediscover the wisdom born of an understanding of nature and the natural rhythms of the seasons. It covers all types of garden, including cottage gardens, orchards, hedgerows, kitchen gardens and herb gardens, as well as a range of plants, from flowers to topiary. It includes traditional techniques for sowing, planting and harvesting, as well as age-old methods for controlling pests and diseases, feeding the soil and caring for tools. Practical projects include creating a bee and butterfly garden, establishing woodland bulbs, making a scarecrow, collecting your own seed, and growing fruit in pots. It also features many ancient folk methods, such as planting by the moon and companion planting. It is illustrated with 150 beautiful, inspirational photographs. The skill of gardening and nurturing the land is as old as time. For gardeners everywhere there can be no greater pleasure than watching a tiny seed thrive, and to witness plants blooming and fruiting. This inspirational book offers practical advice for every gardener, whether your interest is in growing healthy vegetables, fruit-filled trees, a beautiful flower garden or a delightfully fragrant herb garden. The book contains a wealth of traditional gardening hints and tips, from understanding the importance of age-old crop rotation to creating perfect compost and feeding the soil. There is helpful advice on basic skills such as sowing and planting, and invaluable information on developing natural, organic defences against pests and diseases. You can discover the folklore and wisdom of yesteryear to bring natural balance, glorious scent and stunning flowers to your garden.

About the Author

Jenny Hendy is the author of gardening books on a wide range of subjects, from topiary to container gardening and wildlife. She runs a garden design consultancy and also works with nursery and primary school children, helping to run creative gardening and nature workshops. Her other titles include: The Complete Practical Guide to Patio, Terrace, Backyard & Courtyard Gardening; and The Ultimate Step-by-Step Kid's First Gardening Book (both Lorenz Books).

EAN: 9780754827184
ISBN: 0754827186
Publisher: Lorenz Books
Dimensions: 20.93 x 20.83 x 1.3 centimetres (0.41 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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