The Good Gardener: A Hands-on Guide from National Trust Experts Simon Akeroyd

ISBN: 9781909881365

Published: June 1st 2015

Hardcover

288 pages


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The Good Gardener: A Hands-on Guide from National Trust Experts  by  Simon Akeroyd

The Good Gardener: A Hands-on Guide from National Trust Experts by Simon Akeroyd
June 1st 2015 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 288 pages | ISBN: 9781909881365 | 6.72 Mb

Marryinginnovative techniqueswith traditional skills, thispractical, modern guide from the National Trust head gardeners covers all aspects of gardeningNational Trust gardeners are very much at the forefront of modern gardening techniques yet at theMoreMarrying innovative techniques with traditional skills, this practical, modern guide from the National Trust head gardeners covers all aspects of gardeningNational Trust gardeners are very much at the forefront of modern gardening techniques yet at the same time, use valuable traditional skills passed down through the generations.

Interspersed throughout all the up-to-date gardening advice offered in this guide are tip boxes describing all the traditional skills that are used. Head gardeners from world-famous gardens like Hidcote, Sissinghurst, and Stourhead all contribute. This comprehensive guide covers garden basics (soil type, aspect, weeding, digging, and what to grow where and when)- design (styles, functional vs. aesthetics, landscaping, low maintenance gardening, container gardening, and a return to lost gardening styles and techniques)- lawn care and lawn alternatives, gardening techniques and maintenance, crop rotation, growing and cooking food (fruit, vegetables, and herbs), greener gardening, and wildlife gardening—natural alternatives, how to encourage wildlife, how to deter pests without damaging the environment, beehives, and composting tips.

Each chapter is packed with step-by-step guides to various techniques, handy hints from head gardeners, and tales from the potting shed that give historical context to the methods used by the gardeners.



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