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The Living Garden: A Place That Works with Nature

Jane Powers

ISBN 10: 0711230269 / ISBN 13: 9780711230262
Published by Frances Lincoln
New Condition: New Hardcover
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2011. Hardcover. The Living Garden shows how managing an outdoor space in an environmentally friendly manner can produce a garden that is not only friendly to wildlife but also beautiful and labour saving. Num Pages: 216 pages, 200 colour illustrations. BIC Classification: RNCB; RNK; WMQF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 253 x 201 x 24. Weight in Grams: 986. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780711230262

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Title: The Living Garden: A Place That Works with ...

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

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The Living Garden shows how managing an outdoor space in an environmentally friendly manner can produce a garden that is not only friendly to wildlife but also beautiful and labour saving.

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Her writing is eloquent and engaging. A great reference book, read and flick-through visual; and great for any gardener, new or experienced. || Even if you thought you knew everything about wildlife gardening, this book is an enjoyable andthought-provoking read that will remind you how easy it is to share your garden rather than keep it all to yourself. || Combines humour and down-to-earth advice with an ever-readabe writing style to direct us towards creating a garden that's in tune with nature. || Jane Powers is well known as the Irish Times' gardening correspondent, and her lucid explanatory style and elegant photographs do full justice to her subject. || A timely publication being so in tune with the eco spirit of the Zeitgeist. Jane Powers has put a trojan amount of work and passion into this book and it really shines through. || A great companion for anyone interested in a natural garden. It is illustrated with the author's photographs, many of them taken in her own garden, and will inspire an eco-friendly method of gardening. || Makes you want to take up her rallying cry for gardens that live more broadly than most. || A book for our times, dedicated to extolling the pleasures of cultivating a garden in a way that's sympathetic to its natural inhabitants and comforting to the conscience of anyone who cares about the environment. Jane Powers writes in an easy, anecdotal style that chimes with her subject, guiding the reader through every stage of creating and enjoying an environmentally friendly garden without ever being preachy, and lacing her advice with asides on key topics that add to the reader's pleasure. || The book for all gardeners (whether new or experienced) who want to work in tune with nature to create a beautiful space. || 4* A timely and useful introduction to a very fulfilling way of managing the green space around your home. || A gem, worth reading right through to discover a real gardener with her roots in the soil. She obviously cares passionately about working wiith, rather than against nature, and for someone just starting out on the natural gardening trail, this would make a lovely gift. || Written with humour and is easy to read, either in big chunks or small bites. There is sound advice aon all matters environmental relating to the garden and, though some of it will be common knowledge to professional gardeners, there are plenty of fresh ideas and the opportunity to learn something new. || Jane Powers writes entertainingly and expertly on how we can manage our plots - big or small - in a way that is both welcoming to wildlife and good for the rest of the planet. || There is always a danger that an attractive publication of this sort may be left unread, but thankfully that is not the case here: crisp photography serves to support informative text, and there is enough practical content to save this book from the coffee table. || She advocates low-impact gardening - harvesting rainwater, recycling food containers as plant pots, lining hanging baskets with old jumpers and encouraging garden wildlife. If you're not already doing all this, her generously illustrated book may inspire you. || Beautifully written, informative and persuasive guide to creating a garden that's gently in tune with nature.

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