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The Small Ecological Garden

Handbook / ManualOut of Print

By: Sue Strickland

48 pages, Col photos

Search Press

Paperback | Dec 1996 | #146388 | ISBN: 0855327731
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About this book

Shows how to produce and manage your garden so that it benefits wildlife. Former winner of the Garden Writers Guild Book Award.


Planning an ecological garden - creating microclimates, choosing plants; using boundaries - localized shelter, fences, walls, hedges; looking at your soil - what doe it feel like?, what it look like?, what plants are growing?, soil acidity, soil types; feeding the soil - making compost, worm bins, leaf-mould, manure and other brought-in materials, compost bins; plants for different conditions - hot dry areas, windy areas, dry shade; creating habitats for wildlife; plants to attract birds - plants for seeds, plants for berries; plants for butterflies and bees; more insect frields and the plants they like - plants to attract hoverflies; designing and planting your pond - pond wildlife; weeds - living with your weeds, clearing the ground, using mulches; lawns and wild flowers - lawns, wild flowers; good ecological gardening - avoiding bonfires, using plastics, conserving water, timber and its treatment, alternatives to peat, threatened plant species, pesticides.

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