256 pages, colour photographs
How to rescue your garden if it has been damaged by natural phenomena, pest attacks or prolonged neglect.
Whether you have a garden suffering from lack of attention, damaged from weather events or suffering pest attacks, Australian Garden Rescue will guide you through practical solutions, helpful tips and preventative tactics to minimise future harm.
Best-selling author Mary Horsfall explores how our harsh climate can impact gardens, including the effects of bushfires, floods, frost, storms and heatwaves. She also addresses various pests from possums, snails and caterpillars to fungal problems and weeds.
With an emphasis on environmentally friendly strategies and simple advice, this highly illustrated guide will provide tactics for gardeners repairing recent damage or tackling prolonged neglect. Regardless of your garden’s size or location, this book should be part of your gardening toolkit.
256 pages, colour photographs
Revised and updated with many new photographs, this is the ideal book for all those interested in the Australian birds in their garden. This is a book for domestic birdwatchers. It is full of stories of birds and their ways, helpful hints on how to attract more and rarer birds to your garden, advice on preserving their habitat and our environment, and information on the identification of birds. It shows you how to provide water for birds, what plants attract birds to your garden, what to do when a bird flies into your window, how to build nesting boxes and much, much more.
OUT OF PRINT. This richly illustrated book paints a vivid scene of gardening under Australian conditions. It surveys changing plant preferences and the role of the botanic garden as an experimental ground and showcase. Seeds of change ranges well beyond the boundaries of the garden, it chronicles the challenges of Aboriginal environmental management, adaptation to arid lands, plant fashions, and the changing face of horticulture, landscape design and botany. It is illustrated with a wonderful range of historical photographs and botanical illustrations.
Taking Care of Australian Wildlife is an accessible and practical guide outlining the things we can do to make our backyards safer and friendlier to wildlife and how we can look after injured animals. Even Australians in the heart of cities have frequent encounters with wildlife and we are increasingly aware of how difficult it is for these animals to survive in our modified landscape. The book takes us into the world of various native animals, be they birds, lizards, frogs or mammals explaining their needs for shelter and food but it also instructs us how to safely and hygienically catch, handle and transport injured animals, how to feed them, house them, rehabilitate them and when and where to release them. A handbook such as this takes the anxiety out emergency situations. In this revised edition, the useful contact details for the Wildlife Authorities and Products and Manufacturers at the back of the book have been updated and new techniques included. There is also a listing of useful websites to further the readers knowledge.