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HOW TO CREATE AN ECO GARDEN The practical guide to greener, planet-friendly gardening


Garden layouts and planting plans, step-by-step techniques, a directory of 80 plants and over 500 photographs and illustrations


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Aug 2011 (UK) Nov 2011 (US) UK £14.99/US $27.50 (T) 160 (T160)


279 x 228mm/11 x 9in 9781903141892 1 903141 89 3


Hardback with jacket Over 500 photographs 16


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• How to reduce your garden’s ‘carbon footprint’ and create a greener,more ecologically sustainable and climate-friendly garden by working with nature


• Explains how to establish a garden ecosystem, harvest and store rainwater, maximize the use of sunlight, and choose sustainable landscaping materials


• Includes step-by-step advice for making paper pots, controlling weeds, composting with worms, making plant foods, and sowing and planting vegetables


• Detailed ‘greenprints’ show planting schemes for city courtyards, food gardens, allotments, dry gardens and rain gardens, as well as how to eco-fit an existing garden


• Features a fully illustrated directory of 80 plant species chosen for their eco-friendly benefits, from flowers, shrubs and hedging plants to vegetables, tree fruits and herbs


About the Author


John Walker is an award-winning gardening writer with over 30 years’ experience in horticulture, teaching and the garden media. He has written Weeds: An Earth- Friendly Guide to Their Identification, Use and Control and The Bed & Border Planner, was editor of A Gardeners’ Guide to Annuals, and contributed to the Garden Organic Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening. John is currently making an ‘earth-friendly’ eco garden at his home in North Wales. He won the British Garden Media Guild Environmental Award in 2007 and 2010.


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Working in harmony with nature, eco gardeners can create beautiful and resilient gardens that shrink our ‘carbon footprint’ while nurturing vibrant, biologically rich growing spaces that build soil and boost biodiversity. Find out how to make soil-building compost from kitchen waste, how to save energy by harvesting rainwater, and how to utilize sunlight in your garden. Learn about the value of using recycled and reclaimed materials for landscaping.A fully illustrated directory of 80 plant species will help you to choose the best plants for your eco garden, from flowers for attracting beneficial insects to shrubs that provide winter food for birds.


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