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  • Published: 1 October 2002
  • ISBN: 9780140118315
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $35.00

The Practical Australian Gardener

Seasonal Tasks Using Sensible Organic Methods


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How can you increase the yield of your tomatoes?
What's the most effective way to raise seedlings?
Which fertilizer is best?Since its publication in 1989, The Practical Australian Gardener has become a classic and Peter Cundall one of the country's most trusted advisers. This is the complete garden guide, whether you're planting vegetables, ornamentals, house plants, home orchards, or landscaping a larger area. It tells you how to have a pest-free garden without using dangerous chemicals, and includes advice on keeping larger pests – such as dogs, cats and possums – out of your yard.With a week-by-week plan of action for the whole year, and with a revised index in this edition making it even easier to use, The Practical Australian Gardener is the only book you'll need for a healthy, flourishing garden.

  • Pub date: 1 October 2002
  • ISBN: 9780140118315
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $35.00

About the Author

Peter Cundall

Peter Cundall was born in Manchester in 1927 and came to Australia in 1950. He has been gardening since he was a child, and worked for more than thirty years as a professional landscaper. After being awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 1974, he travelled the world studying landscaping, design and organic methods. He writes gardening columns for several newspapers and magazines, and since 1990 has been the presenter of ABC TV's popular Gardening Australia program. Peter Cundall lives on a self-sufficient property in Tasmania with his wife Tina. He has seven sons.


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