Gardener’s Guide to Protected Growing: Creating a successful, sustainable and healthy micro-climate in the garden

Deakins, Guy


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Author: Deakins, Guy
Publication date: 24/06/2022
Imprint: Crowood Press UK
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780719840357

This book is for all gardeners (be they amateur or professional), garden designers and landscape architects, who want to learn how to create and maintain a protective environment suitable for any type of plant they wish to grow. From large scale glasshouses, shelters and living boundaries, to modest cold frames and greenhouses, this book will equip readers with the knowledge to manage their protected space successfully and sustainably. Coverage includes: the managing light, heat and humidity; the climate future and sustainable practices; soil husbandry and alternatives, including hydroponics; health and hygiene in protected spaces and finally, understanding biodiversity and encouraging natural allies. Industry insights from experts and professionals at internationally renowned gardens and leading manufacturers, as well as exceptional research from NASA, MIT and other leading universities, explore what’s happening at the cutting edge of horticulture and how this knowledge can be applied in your own garden. AUTHOR: Guy Deakins is a design historian by training and the fourth generation of his family to be involved in horticulture and design. Having had a successful garden consultancy for many years, he now gives talks on various subjects as well as writing for several publications. He is passionate about the environment and counts himself lucky to have worked alongside some wonderful clients in some exceptional gardens across the south and east of the UK. 144 colour illustrations

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