Published by Earth-friendly Books, 2016. Paperback, 6 x 9in, 142 pages, ISBN: 978-0-9932683-4-2
“I found this book interesting, enlightening, honest, practical and sensible.” Amazon 5-star review
IN THIS ORGANIC, earth-friendly guide, my fresh approach encourages you to see garden weeds as more than simply unwelcome invaders in your flower borders, kitchen garden, allotment, greenhouse, polytunnel, patio, courtyard, containers, lawn, path or drive. Whatever your garden’s size, Weeds will help you identify, make use of and tackle the weeds you find there.
“Discover how many weeds can actually help to nurture a healthier and more balanced garden.”
An accessible, no-nonsense guide, illustrated with over 100 full colour photographs. This revised and updated edition will become a timeless go-to reference for every gardener’s bookshelf.
• Read the foreword to Weeds.
• Find out how the book helps you identify 60 garden weeds.
• Learn how sheet mulching can help you clear a weedy allotment.
What will you find in Weeds?
Information on how different weeds grow, spread and survive, and what they can actually tell you about your garden or allotment.
Tips for using weeds to improve the fertility of your garden, feed your plants and encourage wildlife such as bees and other pollinators.
Practical, hands-on techniques for preventing, clearing and curtailing weeds without using chemical weedkillers (herbicides).
A photographic directory to help you identify 60 common garden weeds, showing at-a-glance how easy, difficult or urgent dealing with each one is.
Lists of insect-friendly plants for use in ‘bug banks’, and those for attractive, weed-smothering ground cover.
Advice on clearing weedy ground without doing any back-breaking digging.
“This isn’t a book full of lists of weeds and which chemical to put on them. In fact, it isn’t solely about getting rid of weeds, although identification of some of the commonest garden weeds and how to deal with them make up the largest section of the book. In part, you could see it as a celebration of weeds.”
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