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SOUTHWATER SUCCESS IN YOUR ALLOTMENT


Growing your own vegetables, herbs, fruit and flowers, with over 530 practical photographs and illustrations Christine and Michael Lavelle


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July 2011 (UK) Oct 2011 (US) UK £9.99/US $18.99 (P) 160 (A160)


297 x 228mm/111 9781780190259 1 78019 025 5


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• The complete practical guide to growing your own vegetables, herbs, fruit and flowers in an allotment, shown in over 530 hands-on photographs and illustrations


• Explains how to get started on your allotment, from finding and applying for a site to assessing the conditions, planning the design and planting your first crops


• Contains step-by-step instructions for essential techniques, such as testing the soil, weeding, composting, planting, sowing seeds, propagating and fertilizing


• Includes down-to-earth advice on growing in the open and under glass, and how to deal with pests and diseases


About the Authors


Christine Lavelle is a lecturer in horticulture and ecology at Writtle College, Chelmsford, UK, and was assistant Head Gardener at Levens Hall topiary gardens in Kendal, UK. Her main areas of work are in organic growing and wildlife gardening.


Michael Lavelle studied horticulture at Askham Bryan College in York, UK. He worked as a professional landscaper before starting a career as a lecturer. Michael has designed and constructed educational exhibits at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, achieving prestigious gold medals in 1999, 2003 and 2005.Together, Christine and Michael won the Garden Media Guild Practical Book of the Year Award in 2003 and 2008 for their books Organic Gardening and How to Create a Wildlife Garden (both published by Lorenz Books).


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This highly accessible book shows gardeners how to start their own allotment garden, from applying for permission and planning the garden through to planting, growing and harvesting vegetables, herbs, fruit and flowers. The book includes practical step-by-step instructions for everyday techniques, such as sowing seeds, propagation, pruning, and harvesting. A calendar of care provides a checklist of what to plant and harvest for every stage in the gardening year.With its expert information and more than 530 photographs, this is an essential volume for anyone interested in cultivating crops and flowers on their own plot of land.


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Paperback with flaps Over 530 photographs 20


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