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What To Plant Where? Ebook

Not sure what to place in that certain corner of your garden?  Let this ebook provide you with the solution.  Including thirteen chapters to help you select the right plant, the problems you might encounter and even guidance for growing in wet areas.

What to Plant ebook cover abstract drawing of plantsWhat to Plant Where?  

By John Mason

What to Plant Wehre? eBook course online. A guide to choosing and using the right plant for all sorts of difficult situations, from hot places to cold, wet to dry and shaded to exposed.

John Mason has brought together more than 40 years of experience with gardens from the sub tropics to temperate climates, and across the world from Australia to the UK.

This book is intended for anyone from home gardeners to nurserymen, landscapers and gardeners. It is full of plant lists and easy reference charts as well as lots of high quality colour photos. 157 pages


Chapter 1 - Plant Selection

  • Planting Strategies

Chapter 2 -  Plant Establishment Methods

  • Ways to help plants get established
  • Techniques for planting sloped areas
  • Planting arid sites
  • Rehabilitating damaged soils in the home garden

Chapter 3 -  Detecting Problems

  • Pests
  • Diseases
  • First: Conduct an inspection
  • Second: Take note of the environment
  • Third: Identify the problem
  • Fourth:  Treat the Problem

Chapter 4 -  Solutions for Wet Areas

  • What can cause wet areas in your garden
  • Problems with wet areas
  • Overcoming problems with boggy or wet areas
  • Plants for wet areas
  • How to keep soil wet all year
  • Plants that grow in permanently wet soil
  • Plants that tolerate wet in winter and drier soil in summer
  • Creating a bog garden
  • Construction of water gardens
  • Plants for water gardens

Chapter 5 -  Gardening in the Shade

  • Ferns
  • Shade Trees
  • Deciduous or semi deciduous trees
  • Evergreen shade trees

Chapter 6  - Windbreaks Hedges and Screens

  • Hedges
  • Windbreaks

Chapter 7 - Plants for Dry Gardens

  • Gardening in dry conditions
  • Design and planting a firebreak

Chapter 8 -  Coastal Gardens

  • Dealing with salt
  • Creating windbreaks
  • Hardy seaside plants

Chapter 9  - Trees and Shrubs

  • Evergreen trees
  • Cool conifers
  • Deciduous trees for autumn colour
  • Shrubs in the landscape
  • Examples of long flowering plants
  • Shrubs that flower in autumn
  • What flowers in winter
  • Living Christmas trees

Chapter 10 -  Fitting More in a Smaller Garden

  • How to fit more into a small garden
  • Small, trouble free plants
  • Space saving decoration
  • Go up
  • Expand your garden
  • Colours
  • Design your garden to appear bigger

Chapter 11 - Plants for Various Situations

  • Frost hardy plants
  • Hardy plants for inner city gardens
  • Plants for pets
  • Long narrow areas

Chapter 12  - Lawns

  • Choosing the right lawn
  • Turf varieties

Chapter 13 -  Living Garden Art

  • Living art
  • How to make a hedge
  • Miniature/ table top gardens
  • Using junk in living gardens


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