All you need to know about companion gardening and planting from garden design to selection of plants, and from mulching to plant behaviour.
Good and bad neighbours: over 200 garden plants and their preferred companions. How many of us really know the value of the plants around us? When you see a dandelion in your lawn, do you see a weed spoiling perfection or do you see a wild salad herb, bursting with vitamins and minerals? There are plants that flourish when neighbours and others that suffer. Some exhaust the soil in which they grow others make a contribution. In this tried and true, practical handbook, Judith Collins will inspire and inform all gardeners beginners through to those who are more experienced. *Learn how to grow bigger, healthier and more plentiful fruit and vegetables *Repel pests without poisons *Encourage friendly weeds and helpful insects *Have a self-maintaining garden.
Author and Social Ecologist Judith Collins is a well-known writer and public speaker. With 40 years of experience in healing, education and organic farming, she has become a regular on television and radio. In 1983, she was awarded the prestigious Advance Australia award in recognition for her contribution to the community. She lectures, writes for a number of magazines and conducts workshops around Australia and internationally. She lives in the Southern Highlands, New South Wales.