In recent times, people have become much more ecologically aware and also more keen to minimize their carbon footprint. This, coupled with the pressure from governments to recycle household waste, means that creating and using garden compost is becoming almost essential knowledge.This guide gives gardeners all the information they need about starting to make their own compost, storing it and using it. Information on different types of compost - what they consist of, what they are good for and how they are best stored - is given, before moving on to explore in detail how to create your own compost. Guidance is also given for those who wish to construct their own compost bin. There are specific chapters explaining wormeries and green manuring, as well as a wealth of information on seed and potting composts.This is a really thorough guide for anyone wanting to make and use their own compost.
Alan and Gill Bridgewater have gained an international reputation as producers of gardening and DIY books on a range of subjects, including ponds and patios, stone and brickwork, decks and decking, and garden design. They live in Rye, East Sussex. David Squire trained as a horticulturist and is the author of over 70 gardening titles, including The Scented Garden, which won the Garden Writers of America Quill and Trowel Award, as well as The First-time Garden Specialist and The Small Garden Specialist (both also published by New Holland). He currently lives in West Sussex.