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The Self-sustaining Garden free pdf The harder gardeners work, the more the problems seem to multiply. However, if we allow them to, plants can do much of the hard work we have been taught is an essential part of gardening. Originally published in 1997, this new, updated edition explores the theme of combining plants successfully into self-governing communities to create naturalistic, low-maintenance gardens. The universal principles of 'matrix' gardening are explained, along with case studies, including three NEW ZEALAND examples, showing detailed applications and general chapters on soil health, biological controls in the garden, pools and wetlands, shrubs and perennials and how to pull it all together with a strong, self-sustaining design.

About Peter Thompson

Dr Peter Thompson is a distinguished plantsman, with a background in plant physiology. Now retired, he headed the Physiology Section at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, where he established a Seed Bank for useful, threatened or otherwise important species and populations of wild plants. Through his worldwide travels he has seen many different wild plant communities, and draws on this wealth of experience to offer something new to today's gardeners.

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Author : Peter Thompson
Publisher : David Bateman Ltd
Data Published : 12 July 2007
ISBN : 1869536428
EAN : 9781869536428
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 192 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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