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Every week, someone will win a book by Angus Stewart, Meleah Maynard, Jennifer Stackhouse or Helen McKerral posted direct to you.
All you have to do is enter your email address and then click through on at least one story when you receive the next weekly digest email. Using random.org’s number generator to pick a winner from those sign-ups during the previous 7 days, GardenDrum will contact the winner at the email address entered to choose a book and arrange postage.
To accommodate varying post and pack costs to different countries, these are some of the books that can be won:
Decoding Garden Advice: The science behind the 100 most common recommendations by Jeff Gillman and Meleah Maynard
Tilling is the best way to prepare a garden for planting. Gardens should always be mulched. Only divide perennials in summer. Never water plants in direct sunlight. Everyone seems to have advice for gardeners. But how much of this advice is good advice? Covering more than 100 universal gardening “dos and don’ts,” Decoding Gardening Advice is the first book to provide gardeners with the real answers.
IN AUSTRALIA ONLY:
Creating an Australian Garden by Angus Stewart
ABC TV gardening guru Angus Stewart has worked for decades on making Australian plants more gardener-friendly. Covering over 450 native varieties, this guide clearly lays out Stewart’s knowledge, so that you can create the Aussie garden of your dreams. There are tips on: • planning a garden from scratch • water-saving methods • adapting an existing garden • plant selection • and more.
500 Plants by Angus Stewart
Out of the thousands of Australian plants worthy of garden space, here are the top 500, as selected by Angus Stewart. These are the tried and tested, the popular cultivars, the ones that won’t turn up their heels and die on you – and commercially available. Fully illustrated and with handy top 10 purpose-driven lists, 500 Plants collects Angus’s favourites in his journey through the world of Australian plants. With both new and old cultivars, or favourite wild species, there is something in this book for every Australian climate and major soil type.
Gardening on a Shoestring by Helen McKerral
Want to save money and have a beautiful garden that meets your needs and reflects your taste all without breaking your back or your bank balance? It’s just a matter of knowing what to look for and where to look. This book is packed with value for money strategies that show you how to: Find and recognise bargains; Design a money-saving garden; Select cost-effective pesticides; Recycle resources; Buy one plant, get four free; Pay less for annuals, bulbs, trees and roses; Save on water bills; Make your own fertilisers; and much, much more. Designed to suit the needs of both the beginner and the most accomplished gardener, and relevant to the smallest and largest of gardens, Gardening on a Shoestring is an essential partner in helping you to create and achieve the garden you’ve always wanted. Take the first step toward becoming a money-smart gardener.
The Organic Guide to Vegetable Gardens by Jennifer Stackhouse and Debbie McDonald
Growing fruit and vegetables in your own backyard, and feeding your family with food freshly harvested can be extremely rewarding. Better still is knowing that you can do it all without the use of chemicals, just as nature intended. The Organic Guide to Edible Gardens is a fully illustrated step-by-step guide to growing authentic produce at home—from purchasing your first seedlings, understanding the growth cycle, sourcing biological fertilisers, controlling pests and diseases and ultimately sustaining healthy, organic edible plants
Planting Techniques by Jennifer Stackhouse and Debbie McDonald
With information on selecting the right gardening tools and purchasing plants, through to planting and propagation, this book explains the ins and outs of how to achieve a healthy garden. With step by step photographs and useful hints and tips, Planting Techniques is a must have for every gardening enthusiast. Chapters include: Getting Started with Plants, Growing from Seed, Transplanting, Care and Maintenance