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Allotment Gardening - SAUNDERS BRIDGETTE

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With modern houses tending to have smaller gardens and many old houses with larger gardens being divided into flats, allotment gardening is becoming increasingly popular. Allotments also provide a haven in which to relax, meet friends and exchange produce and tips, as well as growing fruit, vegetables and flowers. From the basics of planning and design, through dealing with pests and diseases, to suggesting the best crops to grow at different times of the year - this book guides the reader through all aspects of creating a thriving allotment garden. Topics covered: Tools and equipment Hard and soft landscaping Improving the soil Encouraging wildlife Gardening around the year AUTHOR: Bridgette Saunders is an experienced horticulturist, plantswoman and lecturer. She runs courses on allotment gardening from her home in Brighton and teaches at City College, Brighton and Hove, where she enjoys inspiring her students to grow a variety of plants, both edible and ornamental. ILLUSTRATIONS 225 colour photos

Getting startedp. 9
Making plansp. 15
Designing and landscapingp. 25
Soils - getting your hands dirtyp. 37
Vegetables - digging for your dinnerp. 47
Flowers for cuttingp. 91
Fruitp. 103
Allotment enemiesp. 115
Wildlifep. 131
Involving childrenp. 141
Conclusionp. 151
Appendix - A calendar of allotment gardening tasksp. 155
Further informationp. 172
Indexp. 173
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ISBN: 9781847970220
ISBN-10: 1847970222
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 22nd October 2009
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 18.9  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.5