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The Small Ecological Garden : HDRA Organic Gardening - Sue Stickland

The Small Ecological Garden

HDRA Organic Gardening

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However tiny your garden or plot, you can make an important contribution to the natural world. Grow glorious flowers, shrubs, climbers and trees and encourage wildlife, all in a small space.

This book will enable you to get the best from your garden using nature to help you: choose the perfect plants for your soil and situation; feed them with your own natural compost; attract bees and butterflies.

There are scores of full-colour photographs and the author is an expert organic horticulturist who will inspire you to garden nature's way.

About the Author

Sue Stickland lives in Shrewsbury. She is a freelance gardener and writer and lectures on organic gardening. Formlerly she was the head gardener at the National Centre for Organic Gardening, and was one of the presenters of the highly successful Channel 4 television series All Muck and Magic? Aside from her gardening activities, Sue finds time to work as a conservation volunteer in Shropshire where she enjoys hill-walking.

'The author is a freelance gardener, writer and lecturer, and her book aims to encourage gardening with nature and without chemicals, using your knowledge of your garden and its conditions to choose plants that will thrive. Whatever the size of your garden, this book can help you create a framework of plants and wildlife habitats and a composting system that will allow you to enjoy an interesting and attractive garden that maintains a harmonious relationship with the natural world. There are chapters on assessing the soil, design, dealing with different conditions and weeds, attracting wildlife, as well as choosing the right plants for particular sites, all illustrated with colour photos.' - Country Smallholding

'This book is part of a practical gardening series from Garden Organic. This 48-page booklet explores gardening with nature, without using chemicals. However small your garden, you can make a difference. This book shows the gardener how to choose plants for their soil, how to make compost and attract bees, butterflies and insects to the garden. Basically, how to live in harmony with nature. The book also includes how to make a pond and which plants to choose as well as how to plan an ecological garden. The expert advice would have been even better accompanied by professional photographs.' - karenplatt.co.uk:

Introduction p. 4
Planning an ecological garden p. 6
Using boundaries p. 8
Looking at your soil p. 12
Feeding the soil p. 16
Plants for different conditions p. 20
Creating habitats for wildlife p. 24
Plants to attract birds p. 26
Plants for butterflies and bees p. 28
More insect friends and the plants they like p. 30
Designing and planting your pond p. 32
Weeds p. 36
Lawns and wildflowers p. 39
Good ecological gardening p. 43
Glossary p. 46
Bibliography p. 47
Index p. 47
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ISBN: 9781844481552
ISBN-10: 1844481557
Series: HDRA Organic Gardening
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 48
Published: 1st April 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 28.4 x 21.2  x 0.6
Weight (kg): 0.24
Edition Type: New edition