256 pages, Colour photographs
Whether you have a garden suffering from lack of attention, damaged from weather events or suffering pest attacks, Australian Garden Rescue will guide you through practical solutions, helpful tips and preventative tactics to minimise future harm. Best-selling author Mary Horsfall explores how our harsh climate can impact gardens including the effects of bushfires, floods, frost, storms and heatwaves. She also addresses various pests from possums, snails and caterpillars to fungal problems and weeds. With an emphasis on environmentally friendly strategies and simple advice, this highly illustrated guide will provide tactics for gardeners repairing recent damage or tackling prolonged neglect. Regardless of your garden's size or location, Australian Garden Rescue should be part of your gardening toolkit.
Part One: Preparation prevents problems
Chapter 1: Changing times
Chapter 2: Start with the soil
Chapter 3: Choose plants that suit the spot
Chapter 4: Drought-proofing your garden
Part Two: Rescue rollout
Chapter 5: Testing times
Chapter 6: Weather extremes
Chapter 7: Bushfire
Chapter 8: When pests proliferate
Chapter 9: Fungal problems and plant diseases
Chapter 10: What about the weeds?
Chapter 11: Gardens to the rescue
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Mary Horsfall has over 40 years’ experience in organic gardening, including 23 years growing self-sufficiency food crops organically in a dry-summer environment with only dam and tank water. Mary has written articles for Grass Roots and Greenhouse Living magazines, specialising in gardening, environment-related issues and biodiversity. Her previous books include Creating Your Eco-friendly Garden, Fabulous Food from Every Small Garden and Gardens for All Seasons. Visit her blog at: www.gardengatherings.blogspot.com.