50 Ways to Kill a Slug

Author: Sarah Ford

Publisher: Hamlyn

ISBN: 0600624447

Category: Gardening

Page: 96

View: 8436

Are you being bullied by a mollusc that slimes all over your garden and munches through your favourite delphinium? Are you worried about using slug pellets for fear of endangering local wildlife? Take a stand against slugs with 50 alternative, organic, natural, chemical and humane solutions to slug problems. Trick, flick and frighten slugs out of your garden, leaving you with pest-free plants. Stop slugs in their tracks and make slimy trails a thing of the past.

Bugs, Slugs & Other Invaders

50 Ways to Beat Garden Enemies

Author: Sarah Ford

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780600615200

Category: Gardening

Page: 96

View: 1249

Did you know that ants don' t like lemon, salt, vaseline or cinnamon? Or that fruit flies hate basil? Learn to welcome the good creepy crawlies and keep out the baddies with 50 organic, chemical and simply silly solutions.

The Bad Tempered Gardener

Author: Anne Wareham

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1781011494

Category: Gardening

Page: 168

View: 9817

Seeing gardening as a serious and even outrageous art form has placed Anne Wareham well outside of what usually passes for discussion of gardens. Impatient with received ideas, eager to provoke, The Bad-Tempered Gardener is the story of her development as a thinking gardener and the creation with her husband, Charles Hawes, of their acclaimed garden in the Welsh borders, the Veddw. From the strange (plant obsessives, a bizarre debut as a television presenter) to the everyday (deadheading, sharing a garden), with frequent paeans to favourite plants and thoughtful pieces on show gardens and status, this is an intelligent, pugnacious and engaging book. It also unflinchingly conveys the challenges, the hard work, triumphs and failures behind the creation and development of a substantial contemporary garden.

The Little Book of Slugs

Author: Allan Shepherd,Suzanne Gallant

Publisher: CAT Publications

ISBN: 9781902175133

Category: Nature

Page: 120

View: 8314

The Little Book of Slugs arose out of the Centre for Alternative Technology's Bug-the-Slug campaign. It collects over 70 different organic solutions to the slug problem, distilled from over 300 professional and leisure gardeners. As well as organic methods to combat the slug, it includes details of slug lifestyles, habits and eating preferences, and information on reported problems associated with chemical controls.

The Deckchair Gardener

An Improper Gardening Manual

Author: Anne Wareham

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 178243643X

Category: Gardening

Page: N.A

View: 8952

A Guide to What Not to Do in Your Garden. Gardening is widely regarded as one of life's great joys. However, you might not feel that way if you pay too much attention to the experts: every garden magazine and newspaper relentlessly publishes hectoring instructions telling you what you must do in your garden this week or this month, to the point where your garden can become a source of constant stress or wasted energy. Rather than add to the pile of suggested drudgery, this book is instead dedicated to relieving you of pointless and unnecessary garden work, and suggesting easy and pleasant ways to look after your little patch of paradise.

A Slow Passion

Snails, My Garden and Me

Author: Ruth Brooks

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408826585

Category: Gardeners

Page: 242

View: 1126

One woman's investigation into the whys and wherefores of snails.

The Bug Book

Author: Sue Fliess

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399543813

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3863

Grab your bucket and join the search for all the cool bugs outside! This fun rhyming story lists all the bugs you can imagine—creep bugs, climb bugs, sticky-slime bugs! Discover the vast world of insects in this photo-filled book.

Outwitting Squirrels

And Other Garden Pests and Nuisances

Author: Anne Wareham

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1782433716

Category: Gardening

Page: 223

View: 3272

If you have ever waged war against the local squirrels to prevent them from ransacking your garden, you will know that they are wily beasts who can find loopholes in the most cunning of defences. Capable of remarkable feats of tightrope walking and problem-solving, they are formidable enemies indeed - and that's not to mention the many other pests who can torment the optimistic gardener, from slugs and snails to moles and deer and from bugs and weevils to fungus and blight . . . Anne Wareham has compiled a brisk, but comprehensive guide to recommended anti-pest strategems, including ingenious tricks to keep squirrels from eating all the seed when the feeders fail, and when to tie your sunflowers on to the shed roof. Always a realist, Anne is willing to admit that some pests simply can't be beaten and to advise when you should grow a different plant rather than prolonging the fight. And her range of garden foes extends beyond the natural world, with advice on how to resist fatuous horticultural trends and ignore 'people of unlike mind'. This is an honest, humorous book of advice which will be appreciated by amateur and professional gardeners alike.

How Not to Kill Your Houseplant

Survival Tips for the Horticulturally Challenged

Author: Veronica Peerless

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 146546980X

Category: Gardening

Page: 144

View: 2340

Can't keep a houseplant alive, no matter how hard you try and how good your intentions are? This is the book for you. You need this book. Give plants a chance. Help your plant live with survival tips and learn the simple ways not to kill your plants.With over 50 different types of popular houseplants, How Not to Kill Your Houseplant summarizes what type of care your plants do (or don't) need. Be on the lookout for warning signs of a sick plant, from brown spots to crispy leaves, and make sure you take the proper action to rescue your plant. Learn the basics of horticulture, from watering your plant to what kind of soil it should be placed in to how much light it needs every day to if a certain type of plant will thrive in your living space. Find out how to keep a cactus alive, where to hang air plants, and how to repot succulents. Full of helpful tips, pictures, and informational panels, How Not to Kill Your Houseplant will turn your home into a beautiful greenhouse of healthy, happy plants.

Garden Myths

Author: Robert Pavlis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781542465229


Page: 206

View: 8582

Garden Myths examines over 120 horticultural urban legends. Turning wisdom on its head, Robert Pavlis dives deep into traditional garden advice and debunks the myths and misconceptions that abound. He asks critical questions and uses science-based information to understand plants and their environment. Armed with the truth, Robert then turns this knowledge into easy-to-follow advice. - Is fall the best time to clean the garden? - Do bloom boosters work?- Will citronella plants reduce mosquitoes in the garden?- Do pine needles acidify soil?- Should tomatoes be suckered?- Should trees be staked at planting time? - Can burlap keep your trees warm in winter?- Will a pebble tray increase humidity for houseplants? "Garden Myths is a must-read for anyone who wants to use environmentally sound practices. This fascinating and informative book will help you understand plants better, reduce unnecessary work, convince you to buy fewer products and help you enjoy gardening more."

Gardening Hacks

Handy Hints to Make Life Easier

Author: Dan Marshall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786852588


Page: 192

View: 4794

Do you spend hours on garden maintenance, leaving no time for the fun stuff? Would you like the chance to eat your produce before the pests get to them? Do you dream of an abundant garden that's beautiful all year round? These and dozens of other gardening dilemmas are solved with this trusty guide filled with ingenious gardening hacks. Whether you're a regular Best In Show looking for some time-saving tips or you've just planted your first seedlings and you want to learn more, Gardening Hacks is your fully illustrated manual to blossoming as a gardener.

The Humane Gardener

Nurturing a Backyard Habitat for Wildlife

Author: Nancy Lawson

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616896175

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 2971

In this eloquent plea for compassion and respect for all species, journalist and gardener Nancy Lawson describes why and how to welcome wildlife to our backyards. Through engaging anecdotes and inspired advice, profiles of home gardeners throughout the country, and interviews with scientists and horticulturalists, Lawson applies the broader lessons of ecology to our own outdoor spaces. Detailed chapters address planting for wildlife by choosing native species; providing habitats that shelter baby animals, as well as birds, bees, and butterflies; creating safe zones in the garden; cohabiting with creatures often regarded as pests; letting nature be your garden designer; and encouraging natural processes and evolution in the garden. The Humane Gardener fills a unique niche in describing simple principles for both attracting wildlife and peacefully resolving conflicts with all the creatures that share our world.

Domestic Wild: Memory, Nature and Gardening in Suburbia

Author: Franklin Ginn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317148428

Category: Science

Page: 176

View: 4092

In Domestic Wild, Franklin Ginn sets out to find a new sense of the wild at the heart of modernity. Inspired by experienced, skilful gardeners, Ginn analyses what happens when plants, animals and people meet in the suburbs of London. Weaving major theories of landscape, memory and nonhuman subjectivity with the practical wisdom of gardeners, this book offers a radical new account of everyday gardening. Amid spectacular horizons of planetary loss, Domestic Wild argues that gardening offers a means to cultivate a renewed sense of intimacy with nature and ourselves.

The Gardener's Pocket Bible

Every Gardening Rule of Thumb at Your Fingertips

Author: Roni Jay

Publisher: Pocket Bibles

ISBN: 9781780591476

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 8490

The Gardener's Pocket Bible provides everything you could possibly need to know about gardening, including essential facts and figures, from frost facts to wildlife gardening. Designed so that all the information you need is in one pocket-sized book, it allows you to spend less time researching, and more time gardening.

Gardening Lab for Kids

52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play, and Enjoy Your Garden

Author: Renata Fossen Brown

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1627880305

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

View: 990

A refreshing source of ideas to help your children learn to grow their own patch of earth, Gardening Lab for Kids encourages children to get outside and enjoy nature. This fun and creative book features 52 plant-related activities set into weekly lessons, beginning with learning to read maps to find your heat zone, moving through seeds, soil, composting, and then creating garden art and appreciating your natural surroundings.DIV /divDIVAuthor Renata Fossen Brown guides your family through fun opportunities learning about botany, ecology, the seasons, food, patience, insects, eating, and cooking. The labs can be used as singular projects or to build up to a year of hands-on outdoor experiences. The lessons in this book are open-ended to be explored over and over–with different results each time! Garden Lab for Kids is the perfect book for creative families, friends, and community groups and works as lesson plans for both experienced and new gardeners. Children of all ages and experience levels can be guided by adults and will enjoy these engaging exercises./divSo, slip on your muddy clothes, and get out and grow!

From the Ground Up

The Story of a First Garden

Author: Amy Stewart

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312287672

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 6024

The author describes how a dream of creating her first garden was transformed by hard work, determination, and difficult lessons into a beautiful plot of land and how a year of planting seeds, battling pests, weeding, watering, and composting changes her into an enthusiastic gardener. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

Slimy Slugs

Author: Celeste Bishop

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1499407157

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 1209

Slugs are slimy, small, and super gross! Readers will delight in this close-up examination of the slug, with text that is written to support elementary science standards. Highly detailed color photographs will capture and hold readers’ interest as they learn important facts about this icky insect, including where they live, what they eat, and how to tell the difference between them and snails. Readers will walk away knowing everything they need to know about one of nature’s ickiest animals.

American Gardening

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Gardening

Page: N.A

View: 2731