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The Food Forest Handbook - Design and Manage a Home-Scale Perennial Polyculture Garden (Paperback): Michelle Czolba, Darrell... The Food Forest Handbook - Design and Manage a Home-Scale Perennial Polyculture Garden (Paperback)
Michelle Czolba, Darrell Frey
R803 R629 Discovery Miles 6 290 Save R174 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A food forest is a productive landscape developed around a mix of trees and perennials. Rooted in permaculture principles, this integrated approach to gardening incorporates a variety of plants such as fruit and nut trees, shrubs, vines, and perennial herbs and vegetables. Food forests can help increase biodiversity, protect valuable habitat for beneficial insects, and promote food security and resilience, all while providing an abundant harvest. The Food Forest Handbook is a practical manual for the design and management of a home-scale perennial polyculture garden. Simple, straightforward instructions guide the reader through: Getting started - site assessment and planning Tending the forest garden - maintaining soil health, succession planning, , mulching, pruning and more The fruits of your labor - crop profiles, harvest, storage, nutrition and recipes. This timely book makes the concept of food forests accessible to everyone. Focusing on the potential of perennial polyculture to enhance local food systems, The Food Forest Handbook shows the reader how to mix and match plants in unique combinations to establish bountiful landscapes and create genuine self-reliance in years to come. Darrell Frey is the owner and manager of Three Sisters Farm, a five-acre permaculture farm, solar greenhouse and market garden located in Western Pennsylvania. He has been permaculture teacher for thirty years, and is the author of Bioshelter Market Garden: A Permaculture Farm. Michelle Czolba is co-owner of Pittsburgh Permaculture and co-founded the Hazelwood Food Forest. She has extensive experience in the design and maintenance of perennial polyculture.

The Ultimate Container Gardener (Paperback): Stephanie Donaldson The Ultimate Container Gardener (Paperback)
Stephanie Donaldson
R302 R255 Discovery Miles 2 550 Save R47 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Setting the Scene - A Garden Design Masterclass from Repton to the Modern Age (Hardcover): George Carter Setting the Scene - A Garden Design Masterclass from Repton to the Modern Age (Hardcover)
George Carter; Photographs by Marianne Majerus
R1,411 R937 Discovery Miles 9 370 Save R474 (34%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Setting the Scene leading garden designer George Carter describes his own work over the past thirty years and puts it in the context of the teachings of the great eighteenth-century landscaper Humphry Repton. The result is a series of pithy lesson that will be invaluable to any garden designer, or garden owner. Rich in both inspiring ideas and practical advice, Setting the Scene shows how successful gardens are designed and made. Following the pattern set by Repton in his revered Red Books, Carter takes us through the process in meticulous detail, leading us from the initial site plan to the glory of the finished garden, and illustrating each chapter with photographs and plans of gardens from his own portfolio, ranging from small urban gardens to large country estates, the world over.

Milkwood - Real Skills for Down-to-Earth Living (Paperback): Kirsten Bradley, Nick Ritar Milkwood - Real Skills for Down-to-Earth Living (Paperback)
Kirsten Bradley, Nick Ritar 1
R750 R598 Discovery Miles 5 980 Save R152 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The skills that we learn bind our lives together. Do you want to know how to grow your own food? Or how to keep bees? How to forage for edible seaweed along the shoreline, or wild greens down by the stream? Maybe you're curious about growing mushrooms or how to grow the perfect tomato. You're invited to make these skills your own. Designed to be read with a pot of tea by your elbow and a notebook beside you, Milkwood is all you need to start living a more home-grown life. From DIY projects to wild fermented recipes, the in-depth knowledge and hands-on instruction contained in these pages will have your whole family fascinated and inspired to get growing, keeping, cooking and making. Milkwood is the name of Kirsten Bradley and Nick Ritar's first farm as well as their school where anyone can learn skills for down-to-earth living. Kirsten, Nick and a team of educators offer courses on topics contained in this book as well as permaculture design, natural building and much more. Kirsten and Nick live on a small regenerative farm near Daylesford, Australia, where many things from the sprouted grain they feed their chickens to ingredients that make up dinner is homegrown.

Climate-Wise Landscaping - Practical Actions for a Sustainable Future (Paperback): Susan Reed, Ginny Stibolt Climate-Wise Landscaping - Practical Actions for a Sustainable Future (Paperback)
Susan Reed, Ginny Stibolt
R711 R563 Discovery Miles 5 630 Save R148 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

What can we do, right now, in our own landscapes, to help solve climate change? Predictions about future effects of climate change range from mild to dire - but we're already seeing warmer winters, hotter summers, and more extreme storms. Proposed solutions often seem expensive and complex, and can leave us as individuals at a loss, wondering what, if anything, can be done. Sue Reed and Ginny Stibolt offer a rallying cry in response - instead of wringing our hands, let's roll up our sleeves. Based on decades of experience, this book is packed with simple, practical steps anyone can take to beautify any landscape or garden, while helping protect the planet and the species that call it home. Topics include: Working actively to shrink our carbon footprint through mindful landscaping and gardening Creating cleaner air and water Increasing physical comfort during hotter seasons Supporting birds, butterflies, pollinators, and other wildlife. This book is the ideal tool for homeowners, gardeners, and landscape professionals who want to be part of the solution to climate change.

No-Waste Kitchen Gardening - Regrow Your Leftover Greens, Stalks, Seeds, and More (Paperback): Katie Elzer-Peters No-Waste Kitchen Gardening - Regrow Your Leftover Greens, Stalks, Seeds, and More (Paperback)
Katie Elzer-Peters
R473 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Guide to Garden Wildlife 2nd edition (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Richard Lewington Guide to Garden Wildlife 2nd edition (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Richard Lewington 1
R375 R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Save R70 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'The definitive go-to wildlife guide for all 16 million British gardens.' - Mike Dilger Even the smallest garden can be an important haven for wildlife, and this authoritative guide enables everyone to explore this wealth on their back doorstep. It covers all the main animal groups - including pond life - likely to be found in a garden in Great Britain and Ireland. Detailed descriptions and information on life history, behaviour and occurrence are provided for more than 500 species, as well as practical information on creating a pond for wildlife, making nestboxes and feeding birds. Richard Lewington, acknowledged as one of the finest natural history artists in Europe, has teamed up with his brother Ian, one of our most respected bird artists, to provide nearly 1,000 superbly detailed colour artworks to complement the text. Presented in an accessible, easy-to-use format, this fully updated and expanded edition covers everything from blue tits to bumblebees and hedgehogs to hawkmoths.

Herbs for Northern Gardeners (Paperback): Dave Sands Herbs for Northern Gardeners (Paperback)
Dave Sands
R278 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R42 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Bring the flavor, aroma and beauty of herbs into your home with minimal time and expense. Tips on how to construct and grow your own herb garden and how to store your harvest are included.

The Gardener's Book of Color (Paperback): Andrew Lawson The Gardener's Book of Color (Paperback)
Andrew Lawson
R602 R484 Discovery Miles 4 840 Save R118 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Aquaponics for Beginners - How to Build your own Aquaponic Garden that will Grow Organic Vegetables (Paperback, 7th ed.): Nick... Aquaponics for Beginners - How to Build your own Aquaponic Garden that will Grow Organic Vegetables (Paperback, 7th ed.)
Nick Brooke
R431 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R79 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Buffalo-Style Gardens - Create a Quirky, One-Of-A-Kind Private Garden with Eye-Catching Designs (Hardcover): Sally Cunningham,... Buffalo-Style Gardens - Create a Quirky, One-Of-A-Kind Private Garden with Eye-Catching Designs (Hardcover)
Sally Cunningham, Jim Charlier
R608 R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Save R118 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Buffalo-Style Gardens is a one-of-a-kind, offbeat garden design book that showcases the wildly inventive gardens and gardeners of Buffalo - and offers readers "the best of the best" ideas to use in their own small-space gardens. Who knew? Buffalo, New York, is the new Ground Zero for free-spirited garden innovation? Learn from the stories of everyday, non-professional gardeners who have unintentionally transformed Buffalo's urban neighborhoods into a 21st century garden design laboratory. It's all about seeing your space with new eyes and not letting existing limitations on the ground stop you from being out-of-the-box creative. Each July, over 400 private gardens open to the public to show off their fresh, often quirky, take on outdoor living. There's nothing quite like "Garden Walk Buffalo," the largest garden tour in North America.With hundreds of design, planting and DIY tips, authors and show-garden experts Sally Cunningham and Jim Charlier reveal how fences and furnishings, trees and shrubs, art and whimsy - and the element of surprise - work together to change an ordinary space into something uniquely yours: your own unforgettable Buffalo-style garden.

Bee Keeping - An Ultimate Guide To BeeKeeping At Home, Raise Honey Bees, Make Honey, Homesteading, Self sustainability,... Bee Keeping - An Ultimate Guide To BeeKeeping At Home, Raise Honey Bees, Make Honey, Homesteading, Self sustainability, backyard bee's, building beehives, Honeybees, Beginners Guide To Beekeeping. (Paperback)
Jim Gears
R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Permaculture for the Rest of Us - Abundant Living on Less than an Acre (Paperback): Jenni Blackmore Permaculture for the Rest of Us - Abundant Living on Less than an Acre (Paperback)
Jenni Blackmore
R420 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R72 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Many of us want to increase our self-sufficiency, but few have access to the ideal five sunny, gently sloping acres of rich, loamy, well-drained soil. Jenni Blackmore presents a highly entertaining, personal account of how permaculture can be practiced in adverse conditions, allowing anyone to learn to live more sustainably in a less-than-perfect world. With a rallying cry of "If we can do it, you can too," she distills the wisdom of twenty years of trial and error into a valuable teaching tool. The perfect antidote to dense, high-level technical manuals, Permaculture for the Rest of Us presents the fundamental principles of this sometimes confusing concept in a humorous, reader-friendly way. Each chapter focuses on a specific method or technique, interspersing straightforward explanations with the author's own experiences. Learn how to successfully retrofit even the smallest homestead using skills such as: No-till vs. till gardening, composting, and soil-building Natural pest control and integrating small livestock Basic greenhouse construction Harvesting, preservation, and more Ideal for urban dreamers, suburbanites and country-dwellers alike, this inspirational and instructional "encouragement manual" is packed with vibrant photographs documenting the author's journey from adversity to abundance. Jenni Blackmore is a farmer, artist, writer and certified Permaculture Design Consultant who built her house on a rocky, windswept island off the coast of Nova Scotia almost twenty-five years ago and has been stumbling along the road to self-sufficient living ever since. A successful micro-farmer, she produces most of her family's meat, eggs, fruit, and vegetables, in spite of often-challenging conditions.

The Lawn Care Guide - The Shortest Most Impactful Manual for Lawn Care Systems and Tools (Paperback): Acr Publishing The Lawn Care Guide - The Shortest Most Impactful Manual for Lawn Care Systems and Tools (Paperback)
Acr Publishing
R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Composting Made Easy - A Complete Guide To Composting At Home - Turn Your Kitchen & Garden Waste into Black Gold Your Plants... Composting Made Easy - A Complete Guide To Composting At Home - Turn Your Kitchen & Garden Waste into Black Gold Your Plants Will Love (Paperback)
Jason Johns
R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Four-Season Harvest - Organic Vegetables From Your Home Garden All Year Long (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Eliot Coleman Four-Season Harvest - Organic Vegetables From Your Home Garden All Year Long (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Eliot Coleman
R542 R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 Save R105 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

If you love the joys of eating home-garden vegetables but always thought those joys had to stop at the end of summer, this book is for you. Eliot Coleman shows how gardeners can successfully use that sun to raise a wide variety of traditional winter vegetables in backyard cold frames and plastic covered tunnel greenhouses without supplementary heat. Coleman expands upon his own experiences with new ideas learned on a winter-vegetable pilgrimage across the ocean to the acknowledged kingdom of vegetable cuisine, the southern part of France, which lies on the 44th parallel, the same latitude as his farm in Maine.

No Nettles Required - The Reassuring Truth About Wildlife Gardening (Paperback): Ken Thompson No Nettles Required - The Reassuring Truth About Wildlife Gardening (Paperback)
Ken Thompson
R274 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R52 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 2003 a MORI poll for the Royal Horticultural Society revealed that an extraordinary number of us are interested in attracting wildlife into our gardens. It also indicated, however, that many of us have no idea how to go about it. Information is sparse, and public opinion seems to suggest that gardens that are plentiful in wildlife are unattractive, expensive to upkeep and hard work to maintain. But this couldn't be further from the truth. In this illuminating book, Ken Thompson explains that encouraging wildlife is actually entirely compatible with ordinary gardening, costs next to nothing and is almost completely effortless. Packed with helpful hints and tips, the book shows us how easy it is to fill our gardens with everything from foxes, frogs and mice to butterflies, ladybirds and literally thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies. Why should we? Because we'll be promoting the biodiversity of the UK, we'll be reconnecting with nature, getting more from our gardens, and we'll be doing our plants a favour.

The Cultivation of Roses in Pots - Or; Growing Roses in Containers (Paperback): Roger Chambers The Cultivation of Roses in Pots - Or; Growing Roses in Containers (Paperback)
Roger Chambers; F R H S William Paul
R242 Discovery Miles 2 420 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Grow Organic, Cook Organic (Hardcover): Lavelle Michael & Christine Grow Organic, Cook Organic (Hardcover)
Lavelle Michael & Christine
R501 R393 Discovery Miles 3 930 Save R108 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Paper Garden: Bonsai - Craft a Model Bonsai for Every Season (Kit): Amy Spungen Paper Garden: Bonsai - Craft a Model Bonsai for Every Season (Kit)
Amy Spungen
R448 R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Save R160 (36%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
How Not to Kill a Peony - An Owner's Manual (Paperback): Stephanie J Weber How Not to Kill a Peony - An Owner's Manual (Paperback)
Stephanie J Weber
R450 Discovery Miles 4 500 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Field of Dreams - How We Transformed a Rural Desert into a Thriving Wildlife Garden (Paperback): Bob Salisbury Field of Dreams - How We Transformed a Rural Desert into a Thriving Wildlife Garden (Paperback)
Bob Salisbury
R285 R241 Discovery Miles 2 410 Save R44 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When Bob Salisbury and his wife Rosemary moved back to County Tyrone from Nottinghamshire they set about building their new home on a seventeen-acre site. `It was when we first spent time on the land we now owned that Rosemary asked whether I noticed anything odd. Eventually I gave up. "There is no birdsong," she said. "In terms of wildlife this land is barren." She was absolutely right!' This is the inspiring story of how the Salisburys - both enthusiastic but amateur gardeners - transformed an unloved rural wasteland into a thriving, renowned wildlife garden - home to hares, owls, hawks, otters, woodcock, bats and many other species that hadn't been seen in the area for years. 'Field of Dreams' celebrates the Irish countryside and its wildlife with great warmth, humour and lightness of touch - and is a book that reminds us of the profound importance of maintaining a connection with the land.

Practical Management of Invasive Non-Native Weeds in Britain and Ireland 2018 (Paperback): Practical Management of Invasive Non-Native Weeds in Britain and Ireland 2018 (Paperback)
R955 R793 Discovery Miles 7 930 Save R162 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Advice involves immediate 'rapid-response' actions to initiate containment along with preventative strategies, measures for control and monitoring requirements post-control. The manual responds to the GB Non-Native Species Strategy and deals with over 40 species which have been selected from plants listed in Schedule 9 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 (as amended) for the UK; invasive alien species of EU concern (as per EU IAS Regulation 1143/2014); and other noteworthy species of the urban environment, for example butterfly-bush (buddleia). Each species account includes: a brief description on ecology and identification with corresponding photographs; a distribution map for the British and Irish Isles; immediate actions that can be taken once identified; pathways of spread; lifespan; seed-production age; seed longevity; growth rate; a 'schematic' of the life-cycle aimed at assisting the determination of schedules for survey and treatment; prevention and rapid-response measures; tables of control, management and herbicide treatment linked to decision-making flow diagrams; waste-disposal requirements; revegetation post-management; and continued monitoring. Key references to published data and links to appropriate websites are also included.

Aquaponics 101 - The Easy Beginner's Guide to Aquaponic Gardening: How To Build Your Own Backyard Aquaponics System and... Aquaponics 101 - The Easy Beginner's Guide to Aquaponic Gardening: How To Build Your Own Backyard Aquaponics System and Grow Organic Vegetables With Hydroponics And Fish (Paperback)
Tommy Rosenthal
R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Window Boxes - How to Create Stunning Window Displays to Enjoy Throughout the Year (Hardcover): Jackie Matthews Window Boxes - How to Create Stunning Window Displays to Enjoy Throughout the Year (Hardcover)
Jackie Matthews
R123 R104 Discovery Miles 1 040 Save R19 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How to create stunning window displays to enjoy throughout the year. Discover the pleasure of decorative and edible plants without a garden. All you need to know about the basic principles involved in planting containers and window boxes. Match your window box design to your decor with ideas for different styles, from country cottage to modern. It features advice on seasonal plantings and striking combinations for year-round interest. It offers easy-to-follow instructions for planting up different types of containers and useful tips on upkeep. Topics include getting started, maintenance, seasonal choices, knowing your style, satisfying the senses, seasonal tasks, best window box plants and the common names of plants. Imaginatively planted window boxes are a delight not only to the creator but also to visitors and passers-by, with uplifting spring boxes of bright tulips, narcissi and hyacinth, or welcoming cascades of fuchsias, begonias and lobelia. In this book you will find inspiration for decorative and edible designs that will give pleasure throughout the year. There are suggestions for using a variety of containers as well as different styles and combinations to achieve just the effect you want. In addition you will find expert advice on planting up containers and quick reference charts, making this an indispensible handbook for the creative gardener.

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