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Jan 06, 2009
| ISBN 9780756655648
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Jan 06, 2009 | ISBN 9780756655648
This is every gardener’s practical guide on how to recognize, prevent, eradicate – or learn to live with – unwelcome weeds. Get to the root of any weed problem with this blend of witty, down-to-earth advice and solid scientific practice, The Book of Weeds explains how weeds populate your pots, paving, beds and borders and shows how to prevent them taking over – or opt for complete elimination. A “rogue’s gallery” helps you separate the true thugs from the more benign pests, and reveals how to integrate some weeds into a garden ecosystem. With eco-friendly solutions for environmentally responsible gardeners, this is the practical and achievable guide to winning the war against weeds. From the author of Compost, fascinating information and advice on handling weeds – how to recognize them, how to control them, and how to exploit them. The first step is to know your enemy, so weeds are identified and the survival strategies of various types is explained to enable you to get rid of them more easily. Finally, an explanation of what makes a plant a weed, and what makes it a useful or even critical part of the garden ecosystem.
Kenneth Thompson is an ecologist specializing in plant biology and gardening. A lecturer at the University of Sheffield, he is the author of several works including The Book of Weeds: How to Deal with Plants that Behave Badly, The Skeptical… More about Kenneth Thompson
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