Wishing all the caregivers out there a beautiful day filled with joy.
How Do Worms Work?
This book provides expert answers to the questions every gardener wants to ask – and a few they’ve never dreamed of, from ‘Why do flowers close at night?’ to ‘How do you attract butterflies?’ It’s a great, accessible educational resource for young and old – the essential companion for the curious gardener.
Ever wondered how worms breathe? Or why exactly trees are so big? This book covers all aspects of gardens and gardening, and will satisfy all your horticultural curiosity. Packed with photographs, vintage engravings and diagrams, this book will answer everything from the practical to the quirky and whimsical. Feature boxes provide practical guidance, so that you can apply your new-found knowledge to your own garden.
Written by the head of the Royal Horticultural Society Members’ Advisory Service, and updated to suit Australian and New Zealand readers, this book is the ideal gift for fact-loving gardeners with curious minds.
This is a fun fact filled read- suitable for the gardener, the school room, the nature lover or for anyone who has children who have asked:
- Why do flowers close at night?
- Does a severed worm grow into two worms?
- What is the difference between a fruit and a vegetable?
- Why is compost hot?
- When is a plant a weed?
And so much more knowledge crammed into this easy read book.
I hate to be the first one to mention this (and most likely I am not) but that major gift giving time of the year is fast approaching: Christmas. This is an ideal book to add to your gift buying list, there is something in these pages for everyone.
Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs and Fruit in Australia
Matthew Biggs, Jekka McVicar and Bob Flowerdew
Simon & Schuster Australia
Encyclopaedic in scope, The Complete Book of Vegetables, Herbs & Fruit in Australia is the definitive sourcebook for growing, harvesting and cooking your own fresh produce at home.
Featuring over 100 different herbs, 70 vegetables and 100 fruits, this magnificent guide will help, encourage and inspire novices and experienced gardeners alike. The coverage is phenomenal – from growing tomatoes throughout the year, to the great variety of potatoes you can grow in your own backyard, and there are herbs that can be grown in even the smallest of spaces.
Written with Australian consultants for Australian conditions with lavish illustrations and information that is easy to read and find, every gardener can discover the origins of plants, how they were named, their medicinal, cosmetic and culinary uses, and most importantly, how to cultivate the right plant to ensure a bumper crop. This is a real must-have for every gardener or cook.
If you are interested in having a home vegetable garden, or even an orchard or herb garden then this book is for you! If you buy one gardening book this year – for yourself or as a gift –buy this one- you will have all your needs met in this one book! (And this makes a great coffee table book for those who don’t have green thumbs). J
This is a great resource – divided into useful easy to read sections
Herbs A – Z
Soft, Bush and Cane fruits
Tropical and Sub Tropical Fruits
Shrub and Flower Garden Fruits
Practical Gardening tips.
With real life (plant) images, information on varieties, cultivation, propagation, harvesting, pests and diseases, culinary uses and a recipe or two relating to the individual plant – all the information you need is here to get started.
Start planning your garden today and remember to feed the bees – plant blue and purple flowering plants and herbs and you will have a bee friendly garden in return the bees will happily pollinate your crops for you!
After the fog lifted (it was swirling around, leaving its damp trail until after 10.30am this morning) we were left with an almost spring like feel in the air. Although a little cloudy it was actually relatively warm outside. I took the two dogs for a walk then, when home again, had a wander around the backyard.
A prefect day for a swing .
And to admire nature at its blooming best (Protea + bees) . Pun intended. 🙂
Roses are my favourite flower. The Mr Lincoln (red and beautifully scented is my favourite).