- Gebundene Ausgabe: 176 Seiten
- Verlag: Weidenfeld & Nicolson; Auflage: Mini Ed (10. April 2008)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0297844989
- ISBN-13: 978-0297844983
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 18,8 x 1,8 x 22,6 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 463.490 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
Elements of Organic Gardening (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 10. April 2008
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In THE GARDEN AT HIGHGROVE, HRH The Prince of Wales gave an overview of how the garden had developed over 20 years. In this more practical book he describes the organic practices that have turned Highgrove into one of the finest gardens in the country. The same organic principles are also employed at Clarence House and Birkhall, each with their quite different conditions and problems. Birkhall is photographed for the first time since the Prince has taken it over. THE ELEMENTS OF ORGANIC GARDENING covers compost, healthy soil and propagation, plant combinations and rotations, and how to deal with pests the organic way. There is a calendar describing what is done at Highgrove throughout the year, all beautifully photographed by Andrew Lawson.
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
HRH The Prince of Wales has been a keen gardener for more than 25 years and has developed his estate at Highgrove as a model for organic farming and gardening. Stephanie Donaldson is the gardens editor on Country Living magazine and the author of several garden books. Stephanie Donaldson is the gardens editor on Country Living magazine and the author of several garden books.
Organic Gardening is close to his heart, so if you can try to follow his ways in the possible scale you can.
His examples and advice are inspiring and certainly much better for your fruit and vegetables.
The book offers a careful and decent style and is made up in a very warmhearted way.
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The book covers the time-honored principles of composting, crop rotation and water conservation that we've ignored for too long at our own peril. In a modest, personable style, Charles talks about his use of ducks and birds to naturally control pests such a slugs and snails, and the use of natural insecticides made from garlic extract to control bugs. He shares his ideas on the virtues of seasonal planting to work with nature's calendar rather then against it (Do we really need strawberries all year round?), and extols the traditional values of husbandry -- the care and cultivation of resources as well as crops -- since you can't have one without the other.
As you travel through the pages, the heir to the English throne gives an intimate tour of each individual area of his extensive Highgrove gardens; The Productive Gardens, where rare heirloom varieties of fruit and veg provide vivid flavors, and The Ornamental Gardens, where planting provides food for the soul. We stroll with Charles on his don't-call-it-a-lawn, flat, strictly non-monoculture, mossy green lawn-type areas, which are made up of a myriad green plants and what some might term weeds (what is a weed but something different that dares to stick its head above the uniform?). Precisely manicured and mown, with stripes that would make any Englishman proud, these areas perhaps illustrate best that fact that you don't have to compromise to go organic. Don't mistake this for a dry gardening tome, whether you're a royalist or a republican, whether you have an acre or a plant pot to play with, this holistic approach to gardening -- and ultimately life -- makes for an invigorating philosophical read.