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Companion Gardening in Australia : Working with Mother Nature - Judith Collins

Companion Gardening in Australia

Working with Mother Nature

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Published: 1st September 2008
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All you need to know about companion gardening and planting from garden design to selection of plants, and from mulching to plant behaviour.

Good and bad neighbours: over 200 garden plants and their preferred companions. How many of us really know the value of the plants around us? When you see a dandelion in your lawn, do you see a weed spoiling perfection or do you see a wild salad herb, bursting with vitamins and minerals? There are plants that flourish when neighbours and others that suffer. Some exhaust the soil in which they grow others make a contribution. In this tried and true, practical handbook, Judith Collins will inspire and inform all gardeners beginners through to those who are more experienced.

About the Author

Judith Collins is an experienced gardener (now based in southern New South Wales) and has regularly appeared on ABC radio around Australia.

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    5.0

    Fantastic book. I'm really enjoying it.

    By Bronny

    from Theresa Park NSW

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    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Inspirational
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      Comments about Companion Gardening in Australia:

      I will be using this book to help me when planting out my vege patch. It is well written and easy to follow.

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      5.0

      I found it in the local library

      By Peaceful Warrior

      from Newcastle

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        Comments about Companion Gardening in Australia:

        I found this book in my local library. I liked it so much I brought a copy. Highly recommended for the gardener and plant lovers.

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        5.0

        Third time I have bought this book

        By Shorty

        from Perth WA

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        Comments about Companion Gardening in Australia:

        This is the third time I have bought this book. It says a lot that the other two copies were lent to friends who were reluctant to part with it. It is a first class reference book for new and experienced gardeners alike with excellent practical information. Easy to read and has convinced my husband that there are solid reasons to plant some types of flowers amongst his vegies and vice versa. I highly recommend it to all.

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        4.0

        A true treasure!

        By Patti

        from Perth

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        Comments about Companion Gardening in Australia:

        I have two raised veggie beds that I keep as full as I can with seasonal veg. Being keen on organic solutions to pest control (as well as having a mix of veggies and flowering plants in each bed), I have found this little book invaluable. So if you'd like to reduce or eliminate your use of harmful chemicals around your home-grown food, this is a must-have resource for you!

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        4.0

        Great reference book

        By Lindy

        from Newcastle

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          Great reference for a realistic price

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          ISBN: 9780733623349
          ISBN-10: 0733623344
          Audience: General
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 160
          Published: 1st September 2008
          Publisher: Hachette Australia
          Dimensions (cm): 18.8 x 14.1  x 1.2
          Weight (kg): 0.22