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The Canberra Gardener

4.43 of 5 stars 4.43  ·  rating details  ·  7 ratings  ·  2 reviews
First Edition 1948
Second Edition 1951
Third Edition 1959
Fourth Edition 1966
Fifth Edition 1969
Sixth Edition 1976
Seventh Edition 1982
Eighth Edition
Ninth Edition 2004
Tenth Edition 2010
Paperback, 10th ed., 431 pages
Published 2010 by The Horticultural Society of Canberra (first published 1948)
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Jack Kirby and the X-man
If you have a garden in Canberra then you NEED this book.

Trying to grow lemons and it isn't working for you - they grow best in front of a north facing wall with protection from the frost... Want to grow spinach - well good luck as it is 'difficult crop to grow except under ideal conditions' - see the book for what those ideal conditions are.

I'd like to quote from Chapter 1 for why this book is important:
In any Australian bookstore you can find a whole range of gardening books... So why bother
If you live in Canberra, or in a place with a similar climate and you love gardening, then this is 'must' for your shelf. Now in the 10th Edition with updated information on saving water, design for smaller spaces, food production, best practices for preparing soil, mulching, watering, and choosing the best plants.
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