Waterwise Plants

Waterwise Plants

Waterwise Gardening


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By Kevin Walsh
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 192
Book Size 233 x 153 x 12 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint Reed New Holland
Release Date 1 Sep 2009
Subject Classification Gardening

Whilst we live with drought, this new and updated edition of Waterwise Gardening sets out the six vital principles by which we can have a beautiful garden and save water too.

Our gardens are guzzling between one quarter and one half of all domestic water. With our very dry land, where fresh water is a relative trickle, we need to get waterwise...and fast! This new and updated edition has many colour photographs, easy to follow text and diagrams so that you can pick up some handy hints, contemplate changes to your garden's layout, or get into the finer points of setting up a tank and using grey water. It describes over 200 drought-tolerant trees, shrubs, groundcovers, perennials and bulbs, and discusses their needs and features. It's full of information on waterwise design, the power of mulch, the pros and cons of various watering systems and products.

Kevin Walsh

Kevin is a garden designer, horticulturist and writer based in Castlemaine, Victoria (Australia). He has many years' experience designing and advising on gardens, specialising in waterwise plants and methods. Recognised for his well-rounded knowledge in the field, Kevin answered the readers' questions in The Age newspaper for ten years. He has written books, and has contributed to magazines and journals. Kevin can be heard weekly on ABC Regional Radio throughout central, western, and northern Victoria.