This is an essential reference guide to natural gardening, showing how to apply organic principles to all aspects of garden planning, design and maintenance and illustrated with over 950 colour photographs. It is packed with practical advice, step-by-step sequences to show you how to achieve the best results, directories of all the main vegetables, fruit and herbs, and an easy-to-use calendar of the vital garden tasks. Christine and Michael Lavelle give clear advice on creating and caring for a natural garden, showing how to adopt an organic approach. They also provide practical information on dealing organically with pests and diseases as well as how to attract a host of beneficial creatures to the wildlife garden. An easy-to-use directory of vegetables, herbs and fruit provides clear information on growing a range of healthy produce, with advice on sowing, planting, harvesting and storing.
With its wealth of inspirational and practical photographs, useful step-by-step information and well-informed text, this is a comprehensive guide for both first-time and experienced gardeners, whether you wish to start an organic garden from scratch or use organic methods in an existing garden.