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.
Gardeners who loved 50 Ways to Kill a Slug-which has sold more than 250,000 copies worldwide-will welcome this equally practical and wildly funny follow-up. It promises to save plants and banish bad bugs from the backyard with 100 organic, chemical, and simply silly ways to wreak revenge on even the smallest pests. For example, did you know that ants don't like lemon, salt, Vaseline, or cinnamon? That those pesky fruit flies hate basil? Learn how to attract the good creepy-crawlies, including ladybugs that can munch their way through up to 40 destructive aphids a day, as well as soil-nurturing worms. Includes appealing cartoons throughout.
Serious and silly ways to kill or outwit the garden's number one enemy. 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 their slimy trails a thing of the past. Ranging from the totally impractical to more tried and tested methods of slugicide, this book will have gardeners crying tears of laughter. This little book is a great present for all gardeners and may potentially be worth its weight in gold. Stop slugs in their tracks and make slimy trails a thing of the past..
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.
A forest garden is a food-producing garden, based on the model of a natural woodland or forest. It is made up of fruit and nut trees, fruit bushes, perennial vegetables and herbs. It can be tailored to fit any space, from a tiny urban back yard to a large rural garden. A close copy of a natural ecosystem, it is perhaps the most ecologically friendly way of gardening open to us. It is also a low-maintenance way of gardening. Once established there is none of the digging, sowing, planting out and hoeing of the conventional kitchen garden. The main task is picking up the produce! This highly practical, yet inspiring book gives you everything you need to know in order to create a beautiful and productive forest garden, including Basic principles Layout How to choose plants Details of over one hundred plants, from apples to mushrooms the most comprehensive account of perennial and self-seeding vegetables in print A step-by-step guide to creating your garden Full details of an example garden, and pictures of many more Forest gardening is an important element of permaculture. This book explains in detail permaculture design for temperate climates and contains much of interest for anybody wanting to introduce sustainable practices into their garden.
Created especially for the Australian customer! Reduce your environmental footprint in the garden with thispractical guide With all the talk about the health of the planet, you've probablyheard about sustainability. Now you can apply these principles inyour own backyard, whether that's an Aussie apartment balcony or asprawling Kiwi rural spread. Find out great techniques for planningyour sustainable garden and keeping your plants - and you - happyand healthy. Plant nutrients - what are they and how can you supplythem to your plants sustainably? Watering techniques - how much water does your garden reallyneed, and how can you conserve and supply it? Landscaping and gardening materials - where do they come fromand are they sustainable? Biodiversity - how do you help increase the biodiversity of theplanet through your own gardening practices? Organic gardening, permaculture and biodynamics - what methodscan you adopt to improve your sustainable garden? Weeds and pests - how are they defined, and how do you controlthem while being kind to the environment? Compost heaps and worm farms - how do you build and maintainthem, and what do they do for your garden? Potting mix - how can you choose a sustainable product or evenmake your own?