The Window Box-Allotment: A Beginner's Guide to Container Gardening

The Window Box-Allotment: A Beginner's Guide to Container Gardening

by PenelopeBennett (Author)

Synopsis

Penelope Bennett's roof terrace garden, measuring just 9ft by 16ft (2.74m x 4.28m), supplies all her vegetables and is crammed with every kind of vegetable, fruit, herb and flower - from salads, potatoes, parsley, strawberries and cherries to honeysuckle and jasmine. She shows how any enthusiastic beginner can achieve the same, whether old or young, disabled or able-bodied, poor or wealthy. There is a month by month guide on what to sow, plant and look out for, and special sections, including growing your own tomatoes, developing the 'orchard', scented shrubs, scented annuals, sowing for brilliance, hanging baskets, creating a wormery to supply compost, making a compost heap, a roof-garden pond and recycling newspapers into 'logs'.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
Edition: New Ed
Publisher: Ebury Press
Published: 06 Mar 2003

ISBN 10: 0091882567
ISBN 13: 9780091882563
Book Overview: An essential guide to small-scale organic gardening which will particularly appeal to anyone gardening with limited space, in window-boxes or roof terraces 20021018

Author Bio
Penelope Bennett is a writer whose work has appeared in The Weekend Financial Times, Harpers & Queen, Contemporary Review, Modern Painters, Macmillan's Winter's Tales, The Atlantic Monthly, Mademoiselle, Encounter. Her novella and short stories were published by Hamish Hamilton and a children's book by Walker Books and Candlewick Press, USA. Despite having no formal training in horticulture she has learnt from the experts over the years and now teaches at the Battersea branch of the charity Horticultural Therapy. Her cousin is the landscape gardener Harold Peto.