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How did plants get to be the way they are? Why do they have pretty flowers? How different would things have been if the wrong kind of pollinators had got the upper hand? Why are Latin names so complicated, and why Latin anyway? Why is a weed-free lawn an ecological impossibility? This entertaining book gives the answers to these questions and many more. It shows how a littHow did plants get to be the way they are? Why do they have pretty flowers? How different would things have been if the wrong kind of pollinators had got the upper hand? Why are Latin names so complicated, and why Latin anyway? Why is a weed-free lawn an ecological impossibility? This entertaining book gives the answers to these questions and many more. It shows how a little botanical knowledge can bring not just better results but peace of mind, and that losing sleep over such traditional gardening bogeys as weeds, pests, and pruning is not necessarily the best course. This new edition explains why any old plant will do for companion planting—but also that it can do as much harm as good—and why planting by the moon is complete and utter nonsense....

Title : An Ear to the Ground: Understanding Your Garden
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ISBN : 9781903919200
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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An Ear to the Ground: Understanding Your Garden Reviews

  • Peter
    2019-06-12 06:57

    Here's a list of words; Ecology, conservation, botany, bio diversity, pedology, entomology, ornithology, taxonomy, natural history and meteorology.Some of these you will have heard before. Others will mean nothing to you.This scientific and very readable book covers all of them without mentioning some more than a couple of times and most of them not at all. In so doing it is educational, engrossingly interesting and entertaining, even humorous. In whatever capacity, if you are a gardener then you will benefit from reading this.The appliance of science.

  • Wens Tan
    2019-05-30 11:54

    A wonderful guide to those who enjoy the science (seasonal colour changes conjured by combinations of carotenoids and anthocyanins) with practical gardening tips for the amateur gardener (lime will raise the pH of acid soils, but it is more difficult to lower the pH of alkaline soil).The author is a plant ecologist and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield.

  • Max Bennett
    2019-06-11 08:43

    Quick easy read with several new to me simple science based ideas i shall be putting into practice come spring