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Creating a Forest Garden

Publisher: Totnes : Green Books, 2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st

This book tells the reader everything they need to know to create their own forest garden with beautiful illustrations and helpful tips throughout.


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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9781900322621 1900322625
OCLC Number: 1039176632
Awards: Short-listed for Garden Media Guild - Practical Book Finalist 2010 (UK)
Description: 384.
Contents: Foreword by Rob Hopkins Introduction Part 1: How forest gardens work1. Forest gardens 2. Forest garden features and products 3. The effects of climate change 4. Natives and exotics 5. Emulating forest conditions 6. Fertility in forest gardens Part 2: Designing your forest garden7. Ground preparation and planting 8. Growing your own plants 9. First design steps 10. Designing wind protection 11. Canopy species 12. Designing the canopy layer 13. Shrub species 14. Designing the shrub layer 15. Herbaceous perennial and ground-cover species 16. Designing the perennial/ground-cover layer 17. Annuals, biennials and climbers 18. Designing with annuals, biennials and climbersPart 3: Extra design elements and maintenance19. Clearings 20. Paths 21. Fungi in forest gardens 22. Harvesting and preserving 23. Maintenance 24. Ongoing tasks Glossary Appendix 1: Propagation tables Appendix 2: Trees and shrubs for hedging and fencingAppendix 3: Plants to attract beneficial insects and beesAppendix 4: Edible crops by month of use Resources: Useful organisations, suppliers and publications
Responsibility: Crawford, Martin; Brown, Joanna (Mitarb.).


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"This book is a must if you are interested in producing food from your garden, becoming more self-sufficient or just curious about plants and their uses." * The Cottage Gardener - June 2011 * Read more...

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