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Introduction to Permaculture [used book] [hard to get]

By: Bill Mollison and Reny Mia Slay

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Australia, Tagari Publications: 2004

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 0908228082

ISBN: 0908228082

Condition: Good


Second Edition. Book in good overall condition. Previous owners name struck out with nikko pen on front title page. Some dampstain on the bottom edge. Binding is tight. Permaculture is about designing sustainable human settlements. It is a philosophy and approach to land use which weaves together microclimate, annual and perennial plants, animals, soils, water management, and human needs into intricately connected, productive communities. Topics in this book include: - Energy-efficient site analysis, planning and design methods - House placement and design for template, dryland and... View more info

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Pests, Diseases, Ailments and Allies of Australian Plants : An introduction to some of the good, bad and interesting creatures that you might find in your garden

By: David L. Jones and W. Rodger Elliot and Sandra R. Jones

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2015

Seller ID: 9781877069970

ISBN: 1877069973

Condition: New


Amateur and professional gardeners, horticulturists, commercial nurseries and students will find this book invaluable. Pests, Diseases and Ailments of Australian Plants is an authoritative reference on pests, diseases and nutritional disorders of Australian plants, with the authors being acknowledged experts in this field. This book describes over 300 introduced and native pests and diseases. To find out what pest or disease is causing a problem, simply check the chart for symptoms. Each symptom is cross-referenced to the text, with colour photographs and detailed line drawings of pests, insec... View more info

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A Field Guide to the Fungi of Australia

By: A. M. Young

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, UNSW Press: 2004

Seller ID: 9780868407425

ISBN: 0868407429

Condition: New


Australia is world-renowned for its often extraordinary and unique natural environment – including many of its plants and animals. This beautiful little book highlights an often overlooked, but just as remarkable, aspect of our natural world: Australia’s fungi. Many are brightly coloured, some fluorescent; some are elegant, others squat; some are fragrant, more still are highly toxic. This field guide showcases many of these species in all their splendour. With descriptions of more than 170 species, this is the most comprehensive general guide to Australia's Fungi. It includes species fr... View more info

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The Luberon Garden : A provencal story of Apricot Blossom, Truffles and Thyme [used book]

By: Alex Dingwall-Main

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Ebury Press: 2002

Seller ID: 0091880955

ISBN: 0091880955

Condition: Good


'The rollicking adventures of an English garden designer in Provence' Independent. 'Escapist reading-magic' The Times. Alex Dingwall-Main left London with his wife and dog nine years ago for the Luberon region of the South of France. A landscape gardener of international renown he was in search of a challenge - a new climate, a new way of gardening and a new way of life. This is his account of gardening his way round Provence, and in particular, of attempting to restore the secret garden of M-nerbes. Situated high on the plains of the Luberon region, M-nerbes is a famously beautiful village ... View more info

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Crops in Tight Spots : Grow Amazing Fruit and Vegetables Wherever You Live

By: Alex Mitchell

Price: $32.95

Publisher: UK, Kyle Books: 2019

Seller ID: 9780857835925

ISBN: 0857835920

Condition: New


Short of outdoor space but want to grow fruit and vegetables? Congratulations. Really, lucky you. Not for you the back-breaking trudge of tending large spaces of land, the weeding, digging and pest vigilance. Gluts? They will mean nothing to you. Instead you can look forward to small but perfectly formed bursts of flavour. Handfuls of fresh leaves, berries and tomatoes, just when you want them, and at arm's reach. As more of us live in cities with restricted outside spaces, growing food becomes all the more important, not just for the delicious results, but as a mindful way to connect us to th... View more info

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Citrus: A Guide to Organic Management, Propagation, Pruning, Pest Control and Harvesting

By: Allen Gilbert

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Hyland House Publishing: 2007

Seller ID: 003107

ISBN: 1864471034

Condition: New


This title follows in the footsteps of Allen's other popular texts on organically growing apples, nuts and tomatoes. Table of Contents: Citrus: Origins & Spread; Citrus Species & Cultivars; Propagation of Citrus; Managing Citrus Trees; Pruning & Training Citrus; Pest and Disease Control of Citrus; Harvesting & Storing Citrus Fruit; Glossary; Index. View more info

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Small-Space Vegetable Gardens: Growing Great Edibles in Containers, Raised Beds, and Small Plots

By: Andrea Bellamy

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Timber Press: 2015

Seller ID: 000379

ISBN: 1604695471

Condition: New


Small-Space Vegetable Gardens explains the basics of growing a bounty of edibles in a minimal amount of space. Andrea Bellamy, author of the award-winning blog Heavy Petal, shares all the knowledge she's gained from years of gardening small: how to find and assess a space, and how to plan and build a garden. Bellamy also highlights the top sixty edible plants and offers complete information on how to sow, grow, and harvest them. This hardworking and enthusiastic guide teaches gardeners how to take advantage of the space they have-whether it's a balcony, a patio, a plot in a community garden... View more info

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Orchids: an illustrated guide to varieties, cultivation and care, with step-by-step instructions

By: Andrew Mikolajski

Price: $21.95

Publisher: UK, Southwater: 2015

Seller ID: 003141

ISBN: 178019367X

Condition: New


This is an illustrated guide to varieties, cultivation and care, with step-by-step instructions and over 150 beautiful photographs. It is a fascinating introduction to these flamboyant plants, with information on their origins in the wild, their place in garden history, and how best to display them. It includes a full photographic directory of more than 60 orchids, including Cattleya, Epidendrum, Laeliocattleya, Miltoniopsis, Phalaenopsis and Wilsonara. It provides practical advice on how to grow orchids, from repotting, staking and propagating to planting in containers, hanging baskets and gl... View more info

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Yates Top 50 Indoor Plants And How Not To Kill Them!

By: Angie Thomas

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australi, Harper Collins: 2018

Seller ID: 9781460757345

ISBN: 1460757343

Condition: New


The top 50 indoor houseplants for Australia and New Zealand - what's best and how to keep them alive. Bring the outdoors in and breathe new life to your home with plants! House plants are well and truly back on trend - they instantly lift an area, make a room feel fresh and welcoming, and brighten your mood.On top of this, indoor plants are great for purifying the air and creating a healthier home.Together with microbes in the soil, plants work wonders to reduce harmful pollutants released from indoor furniture. (It's true: look at the study conducted by the University of Technology, Sydney.)I... View more info

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Let's Propagate! A plant propagation manual for Australia Revised Edition

By: Angus Stewart

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2012

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 002704

ISBN: 1742375812

Condition: New


If you're a gardener who buys everything from the standard and limited nursery range, then you are missing out on one of the most satisfying of all human endeavours - propagating your own plants. Let's Propagate is for anyone interested in hands-on propagation in Australia, either professionally or in the home garden. The book is a marvellous gardening companion for suburban gardeners who crave a creative element amidst the weeding, mowing and pruning; gardeners who are frustrated after trying to adapt imported and inappropriate information to local conditions; gardeners in search of Australia... View more info

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Australian Plants for Year-Round Colour: The Ultimate Guide to a kaleidoscope of colour using Australian Plants

By: Angus Stewart

Price: $27.95

Publisher: Australia, ABC Books: 2006

Seller ID: 002703

ISBN: 0733309852

Condition: New


Guide to planting a native Australian garden based on ABC TV's 'Gardening Australia' series. Covers planting a garden that will flower all year round, with different groups of plants being used at each period of year and hints on promoting better flowering. Contains an alphabetic listing of native plants by species, giving common names, flowering times, varieties and advice about when and how to plant. Includes colour photos, useful contact details and index. Author is a presenter on ABC Radio and a lecturer in horticulture. View more info

Image for The Waterwise Australian Native Garden : A practical guide to garden design, plant selection and much more

The Waterwise Australian Native Garden : A practical guide to garden design, plant selection and much more

By: Angus Stewart and A. B. Bishop

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Murdoch Books: 2019

Seller ID: 9781760525552

ISBN: 1760525553

Condition: New


A rerelease of the bestselling Australian Native Garden now with emphasis on its waterwise benefits for a sadly drought-stricken Australian climate. Winner of the 2018 HMAA Laurel Award for best book First published as The Australian Native Garden There's never been a more crucial time to droughtproof your garden and to consider Australian native plants as a key component in your outdoor space. This award-winning practical volume, from two of the country's foremost horticultural experts, offers everything you need to know about designing and growing a garden that promotes careful water use an... View more info

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Yates Garden Guide [44th Edition]

By: Arthur Yates

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Harper Collins: 2015

Edition: 44th Edition

Seller ID: 9780732289874

ISBN: 0732289874

Condition: New


With over 7 million copies sold, YATES GARDEN GUIDE is Australia's bestselling gardening bible. The new edition is a must-have for keen beginners or old hands alike, covering everything today's gardener wants to know, from creating stylish outdoor spaces to growing your own produce, starting a co-op garden and so much more. Australia's bestselling and most trusted gardening guide Completely revised and updated, the 44th edition is a must-have for keen beginners and green thumbs alike, covering everything today's gardener wants to know, whether your garden is on a tiny balcony or in a big backy... View more info

Image for The Lean Farm: How to Minimize Waste, Increase Efficiency, and Maximize Value and Profits with Less Work *** TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK ***

The Lean Farm: How to Minimize Waste, Increase Efficiency, and Maximize Value and Profits with Less Work *** TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK ***

By: Ben Hartman

Price: $49.95

Publisher: USA, Chelsea Green Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003399

ISBN: 1603585923

Condition: New


A practical, systems-based approach for a more sustainable farming operation To many people today, using the words factory and farm in the same sentence is nothing short of sacrilege. In many cases, though, the same sound business practices apply whether you are producing cars or carrots. Author Ben Hartman and other young farmers are increasingly finding that incorporating the best new ideas from business into their farming can drastically cut their wastes and increase their profits, making their farms more environmentally and economically sustainable. By explaining the lean system for identi... View more info

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Those Dry-stone Walls: Stories from South Australia's Stone Age

By: Bruce Munday with photographs by Kristin Munday

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Wakefield Press: 2012

Seller ID: 002266

ISBN: 1743051255

Condition: New


Beautiful stone was nature's gift to South Australia, and an irresistible building material for early settlers. Many stone walls, without mortar or with no more than mud as glue, have defied gravity and the elements all these years. Or did gravity combine with deft balance to sustain them? Join Bruce and Kristin Munday as they traverse South Australia in search of these walls, finding historic masterpieces and insights into rural life in the years following settlement. Those Dry-stone Walls is rich with beautiful imagery of these walls, the stories behind them, and advice to inspire you to fol... View more info

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The Green Smoothie Garden: Grow Your Own Produce for the Most Nutritious Green Smoothie Recipes Possible!

By: Catherine Abbott and Tracy Russell (Editor)

Price: $24.95

Publisher: USA, Adams Media Corporation: 2014

Seller ID: 000155

ISBN: 1440568375

Condition: New


Green smoothies straight from your garden! Smoothies blended with fresh, crisp greens and natural fruit juices will increase your daily vegetable intake, boost your energy, and improve your overall well-being--and they don't have to cost a fortune! The Green Smoothie Garden teaches you how to make the healthiest green smoothies without breaking the bank. Featuring simple instructions and valuable gardening tips, this book shows you how to grow the vegetables in your favorite smoothies and incorporate them into a variety of delicious recipes. From kale to spinach to collards, the nutrient-rich ... View more info

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Epic Tomatoes: How to Select and Grow the Best Varieties of All Time

By: Craig Lehoullier

Price: $29.95

Publisher: USA, Storey Publishing LLC: 2015

Seller ID: 000398

ISBN: 1612122086

Condition: New


This book contains everything a tomato-growing enthusiast needs to know about growing over 200 varieties of tomatoes - how to sow seeds, plant, cultivate, and collect seeds. It also offers a comprehensive guide to pests and diseases of tomatoes. No other book offers such a detailed look at the specifics of growing tomatoes, from the point of view of a true expert, with beautiful photographs and tomato profiles throughout. View more info

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Forest Trees of Australia : Over 200 of Australia's most important native trees describedand illustrated [used book]

By: D. J. Boland and M. I. H. Brooker and G. M. Chippendale and N. Hall and B. P. M. Hyland and R. D. Johnston and D. A. Kleinig and J. D. Turner

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Australia, Thomas Nelson: 1985

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 0170062643

ISBN: 0170062643

Condition: Good


Forest Trees of Australia describes and illustrates 223 of our most important native trees, selected because of their environmental significance, their importance to the timber industry, or because they are conspicuous in the landscape. One hunddred and thirty-seven eucalypt and 86 non-eucalypt species, including the more important rainforest ones, are extensively described and illustrated. Brief ecological information is also given. Where a range of species occurs throughout Australia, such as in a large genus like Melaleuca, the main species from most Australian states have been included.... View more info

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The Complete Chile Pepper Book: A Gardener's Guide to Choosing, Growing, Preserving and Cooking

By: Dave DeWitt and Paul W Bosland

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Timber Press: 2014

Seller ID: 000231

ISBN: 1604695803

Condition: New


The Complete Chile Pepper Book, by world-renowned chile experts Dave DeWitt and Paul W. Bosland, shares detailed profiles of the one hundred most popular chile varieties and include information on how to grow and cultivate them successfully, along with tips on planning, garden design, growing in containers, dealing with pests and disease, and breeding and hybridizing. Techniques for processing and preserving include canning, pickling, drying, and smoking. Eighty-five mouth-watering recipes show how to use the characteristic heat of chile peppers in beverages, sauces, appetizers, salads, soups,... View more info

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Starting Out with Orchids : Easy-to-grow and Collectable Orchids for Your Glasshouse and Shadehouse

By: David L. Jones

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2010

Edition: 2010

Seller ID: 9781877069680

ISBN: 187706968X

Condition: New


Designed to lure the beginner into the Starting Out With Orchids introduces the new grower to practical growing information.Some 256 species, including 27 easy-to-grow species, are fully described in simple straightforward language. The growing requirements of each orchid is given and accompanied by a colour photograph. This book introduces the new grower to practical growing information and a range of native and exotic tree-dwelling and ground-hugging species grouped according to their climatic needs. Within each group the orchids are arranged alphabetically to provide an easy reference for t... View more info

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Starting Out with Vines and Climbers

By: David L. Jones

Price: $26.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2011

Seller ID: 9781877069789

ISBN: 1877069787

Condition: New


Starting Out with Vines and Climbers. In all, some 220 species and numerous hybrids or cultivars are discussed and photographed in colour. Climbing plants are an important group of garden plants because they add extra features to a collection. As a group, however, they tend to be neglected by gardeners. Both native and exotic species are well covered in this book, which includes the majority of commonly grown climbers to be seen in Australian gardens. Also included are some rarities and novelty species to whet the appetites of collectors. This book is a fantastic introduction and has been writ... View more info

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Starting Out with Succulents

By: David L. Jones

Price: $26.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2012

Seller ID: 9781877069963

ISBN: 1877069965

Condition: New


Starting Out With Succulents. Succulents are a fascinating and huge range of diverse plants in many different shapes and sizes. Starting Out With Succulents showcases a wide variety of succulents, suitable for many regions and climates across Australia, so gardeners will find one to thrive in any garden. Many easily grown species and cultivars are listed, as well as some Australian natives, and an introduction to miniature mesembs. Most species are covered in the book, along with many hybrids and cultivars, and are illustrated in colour photographs for easy identification. Succulents are promo... View more info

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Starting Out with Palms

By: David L. Jones

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland Publishers: 2011

Seller ID: 002313

ISBN: 1877069728

Condition: New


Palms - an amazing group of plants - attract a dedicated following of enthusiasts. This is a great introduction to palms and their cultivation - especially palms suitable for home gardens and containers. The book is full of invaluable information on: how palms grow; landscaping with palms; easy palms to start with; how to grow and maintain palms; palm species - fan-leaved, costapalmate-leaved, entire-leaved, feather-leaved with and without a crownshaft and fishtail. About the Author David L. Jones is the author of Exotic Orchids in Australia and Native Orchids of Australia, and has authored... View more info

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Earthworms in Australia: A Blueprint for a Better Environment

By: David Murphy

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Australia, Hyland House Publishing: 1995

Seller ID: 003105

ISBN: 1875657096

Condition: New


With over 30,000 copies in print, this is Australia's most popular guide to worm farming by far. Convert your household compost heap into a constant supply of nutrient-rich vermicast for your garden, and minimise the need for manufactured fertilisers and deep ploughing. Drawing on information from the world's leading agricultural research centres (including the CSIRO), this is a comprehensive and easily understood guide. View more info

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The Compost Book (Second Edition)

By: David Taylor

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, Reed New Holland: 2010

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 9781877069741

ISBN: 1877069744

Condition: New


In this completely new and updated version of 'The Compost Book', David Taylor divulges the secrets of good compost making.Did you know that charcoal makes a great slow-release plant food? Or that yoghurt speeds up compost activity and that chamomile keeps a compost heap smelling sweet? You'd be surprised what you can throw into a compost bin. But it's not just a haphazard affair, the best composts have a balance of nitrogen to carbon, acid to alkaline and temperature. Some are fast and some are slow, some are tossed and some are cooked under cover. This book is for those with a backyard and t... View more info

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Bonsai : Its Art, Science, History and Philosophy

By: Deborah R. Koreshoff

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 1996

Seller ID: 9780864391940

ISBN: 0864391943

Condition: New


First published in hardback in 1984, this introduction to the art of bonsai provides information about the history and philosophy of bonsai, and also discusses propagation, cultivation, shaping, and positioning. Provides chapters on classifying and exhibiting bonsai. Includes references and index. A large volume with international acclaim, rich with colour photos and illustrations. This book is intended to give you correct and practical information of the Art of Bonsai. View more info

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Designing with Succulents

By: Debra Lee Baldwin

Price: $44.95

Publisher: USA, Timber Press: 2007

Seller ID: 004395

ISBN: 088192816X

Condition: New


Succulent plants offer dazzling possibilities for garden design. From the undulating lines of Agave americana 'Marginata' to the frilly-leaved rosettes of echeveria hybrids, succulents come in dramatic, sculptural shapes, intriguing textures, and sizzling colors. Bronze, blue, silver, crimson, chartreuse, and lavender leaves set off brilliant, long-lasting blooms. Better still, these elegant plants, which survive drought by storing water in their leaves, stems, or roots, require only minimal maintenance to remain lush and alluring year round. Gardeners in any climate can cultivate succulents t... View more info

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Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden

By: Densey Clyne

Price: $26.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2013

Seller ID: 9781877069840

ISBN: 1877069841

Condition: New


This book is for those people who want to see more butterflies fluttering into their backyards.The life cycle of 32 common Australian butterflies are featured here, together with the names of the plants on which they like to feed. There are practical ways of turning any garden, large or small, formal or informal, country or suburban, into a butterfly garden. By carefully planning your planting, you can persuade these delightful creatures to take up residence with you. This edition has been fully revised and updated, including new species and distribution maps. Stunning photographs will help yo... View more info

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The Bee Friendly Garden: Easy Ways to Help the Bees and Make Your Garden Grow

By: Doug Purdie

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Australia, Murdoch Books: 2016

Seller ID: 9781743367568

ISBN: 1743367562

Condition: New


A grower's handbook to attracting bees and other beneficial insects. Bees are our most important pollinators and they are in decline the world over. They love to live in urban environments, where it's a short flight path from one type of plant to the next. But conventional gardens that favour lawns and pesticides over flowers and edible plants are scaring the good bugs away. The Bee Friendly Garden is a guide for all gardeners great and small to encouraging bees and other good bugs to your green space. Includes: - How bees forage and why your garden needs them - A comprehensive plant ... View more info

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Backyard Bees: A Guide for the Beginner Beekeeper

By: Doug Purdie

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Australia, Murdoch Books: 2014

Seller ID: A1132

ISBN: 1743361718

Condition: New


Everything you need to know to keep bees on your rooftop, balcony or in your backyard. Just about anyone can keep bees. All you need is a bit of space in your backyard (or on your rooftop) and a little love for the creatures that pollinate the vegie patches of your neighbourhood. Once introduced to the charms of beekeeping and the taste of warm honeycomb direct from the hive, you'll be hooked. Backyard Bees is the ultimate guide to installing and maintaining a hive through the seasons. Learn how easy it is to keep happy, healthy bees, and how and when to harvest the liquid gold. Includin... View more info