A useful practical guide to attracting beneficial insects, growing companion plants and using garden friends to make gardens thrive and grow.
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This book is about garden friends, a wonderfully diverse array of plants and fungi, micro organisms, birds, mammals and invertebrates that help maintain a healthy, happy garden while entertaining and inspiring us. It is a practical guide to getting the most out of the garden with the help of garden ‘friends’.
Some plants are great ‘friends’ and are endlessly useful – sweetpeas are good for regenerating tired soil, for example, while marigolds repel pesky greenfly away from cabbages. Birds and other animals such as hedgehogs, bats and frogs are also renowned pest-munchers, while bees, butterflies and other insects will happily pollinate your flowers, fruit and vegetables. It includes a useful section on further references and a bibliography for sources of more information. It is a must have for any gardener.
Author: Ed Ikin
Publisher: National Trust
Hard cover 128pp with full colour illustrations. Published in 2016.