Companion planting simply means working with nature to get the best from your plants, and it is the key to successful pollination and the prevention of pests. This title explains just how it works. It also shows how to select plants that do not compete for light, space or nutrients in the soil.
Companion planting simply means working with nature to get the best from your plants, and, as Bob Flowerdew explains, is the key to successful pollination and the prevention of pests. With over 30 years of experience as an organic and often experimental gardener, Bob is the perfect person to explain just how it works. He has long observed interesting and potentially useful interactions between different plants - how some flourish when planted together while others will fail. For example, a border of lavender, box or rosemary will protect your plants from invasion by slugs and snails, and growing chives under roses will help the roses resist blackspot and increase their performance. He also shows how to select plants that won't compete for light, space or nutrients in the soil. One of an indispensable series of Bob's Basics, Companion Planting will answer all your queries, and allow to you really make the most of your garden.
Bob Flowerdew has gardened organically for over 30 years and is a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time. His previous books include Bob Flowerdew's Complete Fruit Book, Bob Flowerdew's Organic Bible, The No-Work Garden, The Gourmet Gardener, Going Organic and Grow Your Own, Eat Your Own.
Bob's Basics: Companion Planting by Bob Flowerdew
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