The Lazy Gardener


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By Don Burke
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 271
Book Size 214 x 151 x 18 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint Reed New Holland
Release Date 1 Nov 2008
Subject Classification Gardening / Gardening: plants / Gardening: flowers

Creating the perfect garden should be simple and fun and, with a little know how, it can be. In The Lazy Gardener, Don Burke has created a fuss-free guide to low-maintenance gardening. With a sense of humour Australians have come to know and love, Don inspires us to create fabulous havens for kicking back and relaxing, tells us how to grow fruit and vegetables the easy way and reveals how to design magical play areas for children. He introduces us to the wonders of manure,
solutions to weed control and provides a comprehensive guide on when to plant just about everything.

Don Burke is one of Australia s foremost experts on gardening. Through long-running lifestyle television programs Burke s Backyard and Backyard Blitz, as well as Burke s Backyard magazine, Don Burke is a household name. With his help, families across the country have been transforming their backyards into fabulous
outdoor living spaces for more than 25 years.

Don Burke

Don Burke, the ‘face’ of Australian gardening, has been growing vegies and keeping chooks ever since he was a kid. He graduated as a horticulturist and tree surgeon and is a life-long gardener. Born and raised in Sydney, Don Burke is an Australian television and radio personality and author of over 10 books on gardening including best sellers The Lazy Gardener and Organic. He is best known as the long time host of the extremely successful Logie-award winning Burke's Backyard, which began in 1987 and ran for 17 years on Channel 9. He also produced Backyard Blitz and Renovation Rescue which were also highly successful and nationally awarded programs which launched the careers of many of well-known tv personalities. Don was a former board member of Landcare Australia and is active in community and environment-related roles. He became the Chair of the Australian Environment Foundation in July 2005 and is editor-in chief of Burke’s Backyard Magazine which continues to sell nationally.