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Wenn Sie nicht nur Ihrem grunen Daumen vertrauen wollen Haben Sie ein Stuck Erde, das Sie in einen Garten verwandeln mochten, aber ausser der Freude an erdverschmierten Handen, sattem Grun und Farbenpracht noch recht wenig Ahnung von Gartenarbeit? Dann ist Gartnern fur Dummies das richtige Buch fur Sie! Hier erhalten Sie konkrete Hilfestellung bei der Planung Ihres Gartens und der Wahl der fur Sie und Ihr Stuck Land passenden Pflanzen. Lernen Sie, wie Sie aus Baumen, Buschen und Blumen ein harmonisches Ganzes schaffen und mit einjahrigen und mehrjahrigen Pflanzen Ihren Garten zum Bluhen bringen. Ausserdem enthalt das Buch viele nutzliche Tipps zum richtigen Gartengerat, zur Hege und Pflege der Pflanzen, zur Schadlingsbekampfung und zum Kompostieren.
How many times when we are visiting gardens, or thumbing through a glossy magazine, do we look at our own garden with mixed feelings of disappointment and despair, and exclaim 'Why can`t my garden look like that?'. The simple answer is `it can`. This book demonstrates just how easy it is to make adjustments to what is already there to make your garden stunning, whatever its size. Whether it's an issue with design, plant selection or pruning - or even lack of time - simple solutions are described in clear, jargon-free language that will appeal both to the complete novice and those with more experience. Written in an informal, easy-to-read style this book will enable everyone to have a garden they can be proud of.
When BBC Radio 4's Material World programme announced a search for the UK's top amateur scientist, little did anyone expect that the winning experiment would comprise one of our humblest garden pests. Ruth Brooks posed this question: Do snails have a homing instinct? The nation was gripped by the unexpected thesis and by Ruth's online diaries, which catalogued her trials and tribulations as she got to grips with these slimy little gastropods. A Slow Passion is Ruth's story, with anecdotes and misadventures galore. What starts out as a ruthless vendetta against the snails that are decimating her hostas becomes a journey of discovery into the whys and wherefores of snail life. When Ruth dumps a group of the worst offending snails in a far-off wood, she decides to paint their shells with nail varnish, just to see what happens. And guess what, they come back home. This is the beginning of an obsession that sees the grandmother-turned-scientist prowling about and pouncing on the snails in her garden, sneaking off on night-time missions to repatriate bucketloads of painted snails, reading up on the sex-life of snails (which turns out to be unexpectedly romantic) and, eventually, sending off the application to a national competition for home science. With charming illustrations, A Slow Passion is a sweet, funny and surprising investigation into the hidden life of snails, which will change the way you look at the smaller (and slower) things in life.
Ambra Edwards and Charlie Hopkinson explore, in words and pictures, the lives, visions and achievements of fourteen very different head gardeners: Ned Price of The Weir, Herefordshire; Fergus Garrett, Great Dixter, East Sussex; Paul Pulford, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London; Mick Evans, Packwood House, Warwickshire; Beatrice Krehl, Waltham Place, Berkshire; Troy Scott Smith, Sissinghurst Castle, Kent; Lucille Savin, Merton College, Oxford; Alistair Clark, the Garden of Cosmic Speculation, Dumfries; Carol Sales, Headley Court, Surrey; Andrew Woodall, Broughton Grange, Oxfordshire; Michael Walker, Trentham Gardens, Staffordshire; Martin Ogle, Lowther Castle, Cumbria; and Jim Buckland and Sarah Wain, West Dean Gardens, West Sussex.
The answers at your fingertips! Here's expert advice that's easy to access and oh-so-easy to implement. With step-by-step instructions and hundreds of helpful photographs and illustrations, gardening for your space and place will be a pleasure year-round. 6 reasons this will be the Gardening Book of the Year: 1 -One-stop guide for novice green-thumbs and gardening gurus alike. 2 -Easy-to-follow ideas and expert advice make gardening tasks easier. 3 -Save time and money with handy tips and cost-cutting methods. 4 -Written for all climates from the tropics to the snow fields and every size garden from a windowsill to a big backyard. 5 -Over 450 entries with illustrations and photographs guaranteed to inspire you. 6 -Exclusive to Reader's Digest.
Find answers to the most common questions asked of gardening experts. Lois and her son Jim bring together more than 60 years of professional gardening experience.
'Adagio' is Trisha Dixon's charming musing on slow gardening and the importance of stopping to enjoy life. With a strong environmental message about ethical and sustainable living, 'Adagio' blends personal anecdote with musings and facts, drawing on Trisha's gardening background and her wide-ranging interests.
A great must-have book packed full of brilliant tips and ideas from award-winning BBC radio gardening presenter and journalist, Steve Brookes. The book is a result of Steve's 30+ years as a professional horticulturalist and nearly 20 years as a gardening broadcaster and presenter. It is packed full of ideas for banishing slugs, snails, aphids, ants, cats, squirrels and countless other garden pests, plus many fun, money-saving and innovative tips for growing healthier plants in your garden. Steve has included many useful plant lists for different garden aspects and some brilliant recycling ideas that will really get you smiling. The book also forms the basis of Steve's 'The Greatest Gardening Tips in the World' live show, which he performs around the UK and on cruise ships across the world. Novice and experienced gardeners alike will find this a rewarding and enjoyable read, which they will refer to again and again!
In his influential "A Sand County Almanac, "published at the beginning of the environmental movement in 1949, Aldo Leopold proposed a new ecological ethic to guide our stewardship of the planet. In this inspiring book, Sarah Hayden Reichard tells how we can bring LeopoldOCOs far-reaching vision to our gardens to make them more sustainable, lively, and healthy places. Today, gardening practices too often damage the environment: we deplete resources in our own soil while mining for soil amendments in far away places, or use water and pesticides in ways that can pollute lakes and rivers. Drawing from cutting edge research on urban horticulture, Reichard explores the many benefits of sustainable gardening and gives straightforward, practical advice on topics such as pest control, water conservation, living with native animals, mulching, and invasive species.The book includes a scorecard that allows readers to quickly evaluate the sustainability of their current practices, as well as an extensive list of garden plants that are invasive, what they do, and where they should be avoided."
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