This fully revised edition of Kevin Handreck's classic best-seller contains a wealth of information for practical gardeners. It will enable you to improve the worst of soils, choose the best fertiliser for particular plants and minimise water use. It also contains a comprehensive guide to managing potted plants. Here also are the basics of soil, composting, fertilisers and potting mixes, as well as simple tests and colour guides to nutrient deficiencies. Gardening Down-Under covers much practical information left out by other gardening books.
Kevin Handreck is one of Australia's foremost horticultural consultants, having retired from CSIRO's Division of Soils in Adelaide after a long and distinguished career in soils research and communication. He was awarded the Nursery Industry Association's Award of Merit in 1990, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Horticulture.
Green plants * Soils * Chemistry for gardeners * Dealing with dead plants * Organic matter * Understanding fertilisers * Using fertilisers * Water * Gardening with salty water * Lawns * Growing plants in pots * Fertilisers for plants in pots * Gardening in pots - some practicalities * Index