Sophie's Patch: Inspiration and Practical Ideas from the Popular Gardening Australia Presenter

Author(s): Sophie Thomson


Inspiration and practical ideas from popular Gardening Australia presenter Sophie Thomson A gorgeous, inspirational and fun gardening book jam-packed with ideas, tips, projects and great advice all based on Sophie's own garden in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia.Sophie has transformed what was once a dry, windswept cow paddock surrounding her historic stone cottage into a lush garden. But it's not a mere showplace - it's a working garden that reflects all Sophie's passions: a kids' garden, an 'obsessive-compulsive' gardener's treasure trove, a recycled/repurposed garden, a haven for beneficial insects & bees, and a productive garden supplying her family with fruit, veg and eggs year-round. It's also a work in progress that everyone can learn from, including: Sophie's 10 guiding principles (including soil, climate and waterwise gardening)Top tips for planning your patch - from design principles to plant selectionSophie's favourite plants - from top trees to great groundcoversThe edible gardenGarden structures that reduce, reuse and recycle - Sophie's garden has everything from an old tram carriage that now houses chooks to garden sculptures, a pizza oven and practical and striking 'gabion' walls, all made from repurposed materialsKids in the gardenWildlife gardening


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General Fields

  • : 9780733337949
  • : ABC Books
  • : ABC Books
  • : 0.71
  • : January 2018
  • : 221mm X 180mm X 18mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 272
  • : 2018
  • : Paperback
  • : Sophie Thomson