Bookshelf: Gardening with Perennials:

The No-Work Garden
Getting the Most Out of Your Garden for the Least Amount of Work
Bob Flowerdew has little time for hard work. He prefers to enjoy his garden and enlist nature's help in its upkeep. In The No-Work Garden he shares his revolutionary approach to garden design and maintenance.

The novice and experienced gardener alike will uncover a mine of labour-saving tips for all parts of the garden, as well as no-nonsense advice on the hardest task of all - deciding what you want and how hard you are prepared to work for it.

Bob advocates 'keeping your eye on the ball': if you want tasty veg, but your neighbour grows prize-winning specimens, don't be distracted. A superlative straight-talker, Bob exposes the burdensome weight of convention and professional advice; as most gardeners don't require the highest yields, they can avoid much unnecessary work while keeping to organic methods. They can also avoid countless chores by performing crucial tasks well; a good mulch reduces the need for weeding and watering, and prompt pruning stops pests and diseases. Choose plants that thrive locally, welcome wildlife and trust in nature. While you lean contemplatively on your hoe, seeds will germinate and plants will grow, flower and fruit all around you.

Bob Flowerdew has gardened organically for over 20 years and is Britain's foremost authority on experimenting with new methods and ways of saving labour. He is a regular panellist on Radio 4's Gardener's Question Time and makes regular television appearances. He also lectures widely across the UK and abroad. His other books, published by Kyle Cathie include The Complete Book of Companion Gardening, Bob Flowerdew's Complete Fruit Book, Bob Flowerdew's Organic Bible and The Gourmet Gardener.


Author : Bob Flowerdew
ISBN : 1856265439
Publisher : Raincoast Books
Sugg. Retail Price : $24.95
Available in Softcover
Number of Pages : 176

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