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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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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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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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Yates Garden Guide 44th Edition Revised and Updated 2015

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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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 Lloyd 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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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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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

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Your Backyard Birds : Understanding the Behaviours, Habits and Needs of Our Brilliant Birds

By: Dr Grainne Cleary

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2019

Seller ID: 9781760297350

ISBN: 1760297356

Condition: New


The remarkable relationships between our often cheeky birds and humans in Australian backyards all over the country are revealed with humour and charm. An ideal gift for any bird lover. A beautiful, inspiring and heartwarming book about our human relationships with the birds who share our backyards. 'Do you ever wonder what birds are talking about as they fly by you? The sounds and songs of birds constantly surround us as we go about our lives. But what are they talking about? Or are they even talking or just mindlessly squawking and chirping? Why are so many urban birds so loud? Is there a m... View more info

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A Guide to Native Bees of Australia

By: Dr Terry Houston

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Australia, CSIRO Publishing: 2018

Seller ID: 9781486304066

ISBN: 1486304060

Condition: New


An illustrated introduction to the estimated 2000 species of Australian bees. Bees are often thought of as yellow and black striped insects that live in hives and produce honey. However, Australia’s abundant native bees are incredibly diverse in their appearance and habits. Some are yellow and black but others have blue stripes, are iridescent green or wasp-like. Some are social but most are solitary. Some do build nests with wax but others use silk or plant material, burrow in soil or use holes in wood and even gumnuts! A Guide to Native Bees of Australia provides a detailed introduction ... View more info

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Self-Sufficiency 2E A Complete Guide to Baking, Carpentry, Crafts, Organic Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More!

By: Edited by Abigail R. Gehring

Price: $42.95

Publisher: USA, Skyhorse Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 002631

ISBN: 1632202808

Condition: New


A Complete Guide to Baking, Carpentry, Crafts, Organic Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More! The inspiring guide to back to basics living, now fully updated! Now, more than ever, people across the country are turning toward simpler, greener, and quieter ways of living-whether they're urbanites or country folk. Following in the footsteps of Back to Basics and Homesteading, this large, fully-illustrated book provides the entire family with the information they need to make the shift toward self-sufficient living. Self-Sufficiency provides tips, advice, and detailed in... View more info

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The Australian Gardening Encyclopedia [used book]

By: Edited by Kathryn Lamberton

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Australia, Murdoch Books: 2000

Seller ID: 0864116993

ISBN: 0864116993

Condition: Good


Your Complete Guide to Garden Plants, Planning and Techniques. A comprehensive guide to plants and gardening techniques, with specific cultivation advice for gardeners in Australia and New Zealand. Extensively illustrated, the information is presented in three clearly defined parts: gardening skills, the A-Z plant listing and the reference section. There will be something in here to help every gardener. View more info

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A Primer of Botanical Latin with Vocabulary

By: Emma Short and Alex George

Price: $82.95

Publisher: UK, Cambridge University Press: 2013

Seller ID: 003041

ISBN: 1107693756

Condition: New


Latin is one of two acceptable languages for describing new plants, and taxonomists must be able to translate earlier texts in Latin. Providing a simple explanation of Latin grammar along with an in-depth vocabulary, this is an indispensable guide for systematic botanists worldwide. All relevant parts of speech are discussed, with accompanying examples as well as worked exercises for translating diagnoses and descriptions to and from Latin. Guidelines for forming specific epithets are also included. The authors cross-reference their grammar to Stearn's Botanical Latin and to articles in the In... View more info

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Bees, Wasps, and Ants: The Indispensable Role of Hymenoptera in Gardens

By: Eric Grissell

Price: $39.95

Publisher: USA, Timber Press: 2010

Seller ID: 001531

ISBN: 0881929883

Condition: New


Few insects are more important than bees, wasps, and ants. They maintain the garden's biological balance, fertilize vegetables, fruits, and flowers, and recycle nutrients within the soil. It's no exaggeration to say that a garden can't be understood without an understanding of its insects. "Bees, Wasps, and Ants" explores the importance of the Hymenoptera and explains how gardeners can encourage (or discourage) them in the garden. Part One includes a summary of their biology and a tour of what role they play in each part of the garden. Part Two takes a closer look at the individual groups wit... View more info

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Create More Butterflies : a guide to 48 butterflies and their host-plants for south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales *** TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK ***

By: Frank Jordan and Helen Schwencke

Price: $33.95

Publisher: Australia, Earthling Enterprises: 2005

Seller ID: 9780975713808

ISBN: 0975713809

Condition: New


This book contains over 250 full colour photos of butterfly lifecycles and caterpillar food plants for 48 different species of butterflies that occur in the south-east Queensland and northern New South Wales. Thirty-one of the 48 species covered were raised from butterfly eggs laid on host plants grown in a 16 perch (405 sq m) inner suburban garden in Brisbane. All photos are of living animals. Much other information is also covered. The Butterflies Australian Painted Lady Blue Tiger Blue Triangle Bordered Rustic Caper Gull Caper White Chequered Swallowtail Chocolate Argus Clearwing Swallowta... View more info

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Backyard Bird Sounds with CD: Includes Songs and Calls of 74 Common Species

By: Fred Van Gessel

Price: $26.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2015

Seller ID: 9781921517457

ISBN: 192151745X

Condition: New


Our backyard birds provide an endless source of interest and entertainment. From noisy honeyeaters squabbling over wattle flowers to tine pardalotes flitting high in the treetops. This remarkable and very useful book and audio CD combination will help the reader to identify a wide selection of common species by sight and sound. A little knowledge of the songs and calls of our birds goes a long way to identifying the surprisingly extensive range of species which inhabits the average Australian backyard. Each audio track is numbered to coincide with the guide for quick reference. The bo... View more info

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A First Book of Australian Backyard Bird Songs

By: Fred Van Gessel

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Australia, New Holland: 2019

Seller ID: 9781925546408

ISBN: 1925546403

Condition: New


Whether you’re 5 years old or 65, it’s never too late to get to know the feathered friends in your backyard, and learning their songs will open your eyes to a whole new world. Therefore this beautifully illustrated sound guide is the perfect way to introduce both children and adults to the wonders of bird song. Each of the 12 species covered – Tawny Frogmouth, Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, Rainbow Lorikeet, Laughing Kookaburra, Superb Fairywren, Noisy Miner, Pied Butcherbird, Australian Magpie, Pied Currawong, Willie Wagtail, Silvereye and Welcome Swallow – has a short description explaini... View more info

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Small Engine Repair up to and including 5HP engines (10340) Haynes Techbook

By: Haynes Publishing

Price: $61.95

Publisher: USA, Haynes Manuals Inc: 1990

Seller ID: 000730

ISBN: 1850106665

Condition: New


Small Engine Repair Manual Up To 5hp Haynes Techbook Covers repair and overhaul of the following small engines (single-cylinder air-cooled up to and including 5 hp) used in lawn mowers, rotavators, generators, compressors, pumps, mini-bikes, karts, etc: Briggs & Stratton side-valve four-strokes; Tecumseh side-valve four-strokes; Tecumseh two-strokes; Honda four-strokes. Contents: ? Introduction ? Setting Up Shop ? General Shop Practices ? Troubleshooting ? Tune-Up and Routine Maintenance ? Repair Procedures Common to All Engines ? Briggs & Stratton Engines ? Tecumseh / Craftmanship Engines ? ... View more info