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    Dig: Inspirational Gardening for a New Generation (Hardback) By (author) Meredith Kirton, By (author) Alan R. Toogood

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    DescriptionThis volume is aimed at both the novice and the experienced gardener. It contains down-to-earth advice and in-depth horticultural information, as well as new approaches to all aspects of cultivation and design.


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    Title
    Dig
    Subtitle
    Inspirational Gardening for a New Generation
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Meredith Kirton, By (author) Alan R. Toogood
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 442
    Width: 190 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Weight: 1,727 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781903992494
    ISBN 10: 1903992494
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.2
    BIC subject category V2: WM
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: SB450.97
    DC21: 635
    BISAC V2.8: GAR000000
    Thema V1.0: WM
    Illustrations note
    colour photographs, index
    Publisher
    MURDOCH BOOKS
    Imprint name
    MURDOCH BOOKS
    Publication date
    01 May 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    Do not dismiss this just because it is by an Australian gardener and about Australian gardens. It is a mine of information and inspiration, showing how talented Meredith Kirton is to the full. Written over the period of a year in her own garden, she discusses each season in depth - the highlights, the tasks, the pests, the projects to make the most of the seasons best. Most of the plants are readily available here and whilst many are grown outdoors all year round in Australia, they are more than happy to spend our winter in a conservatory or greenhouse. Lavishly illustrated and punctuated throughout with interesting asides, quotes and tips, it holds a wealth of horticultural know-how, chattily imparted with Meredith's easy style and underlined with solid horticultural expertise. Keen to share her fifteen years of gardening knowledge, her love of the subject is the book's strength and underlying theme. As she says in her introduction, "a garden starts but never finishes" and it is this fact that makes gardening a lifelong love to those who discover it. - Lucy Watson
    Table of contents
    Spring: overview of the season - spring into action, great ideas for small gardens, bring your soil to life too, all creatures great and small, spring fever; annuals, perennials & bulbs - annuals, perennials, bulbs; grasses, ground covers & climbers - grasses, project - potted grass garden, ground covers, climbers; shrubs & trees - shrubs, trees; herbs, fruit & vegetables - herbs, fruit, project - potted strawberries, vegetables. Summer: overview of the season - summer protection, summer watering, water features, free plants, organic gardening, plant problems, we're all going on a summer holiday, gardening in small areas, wish list, white flowers, hanging baskets, project - make a ball basket, a posy from the garden, sensuous summer, singing the blues; annuals, perennials & bulbs - annuals, perennials, bulbs; grasses, ground covers & climbers - grasses, ground covers, climbers; shrubs & trees - shrubs, project - plant training, trees; herbs, fruit & vegetables - herbs, fruit, vegetables. Autumn: overview of the season - a 'green' backyard, repotting, weeds, project - knee pad; annuals, perennials & bulbs - annuals, project - bamboo trellis, perennials, bulbs; grasses, ground covers & climbers - grasses, ground covers, climbers; shrubs & trees - shrubs, trees; herbs, fruit & vegetables - herbs, fruit, vegetables. Winter: overview of the season - garden design and detail, starting from scratch, pruning, the garden shed; annuals, perennials & bulbs - annuals, perennials, bulbs, project - plant a terrarium; grasses, ground covers & climbers - grasses, project - moss in a box, ground covers, climbers; shrubs & trees - shrubs, trees; herbs, fruit & vegetables - herbs, fruit, vegetables.