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Ecological Garden by Sue Stickland
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However tiny the plot, you can make a contribution to restoring the balance of nature by gardening the ecological way. Grow flowers, shrubs, climbers and trees and even a wildlife have, all in a small space and without the use of harmful chemicals. Using nature to get the best from a garden, this book helps readers to: choose the most suitable plants for the soil and situation; feed them with natural compost; and attract bees and butterflies by growing the right plants. A small pond brings frogs, hedgehogs, birds and other wildlife to the garden, while a bank or corner dedicated as a wildflower meadow both helps preserve species and create an eye-catching feature.

Table of Contents

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.
Release date NZ
February 29th, 1996
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
170 colour photographs, glossary, bibliography, index
Search Press Ltd
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