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Beautiful book with lots of inspiring ideas,
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This review is from: Creating a Forest Garden: Working with nature to grow edible crops (Hardcover)
Martin Crawford's book "Creating a Forest Garden" arrived in the post this morning and it is a delight!
First of all it is a beautiful book just to browse through as it has lots of excellent pictures and drawings, but reading it more closely then reveals a wealth of useful information and inspiration.
The concept of forest gardening is not new to me (and I have a few things happening here along those lines) but this book covers everything and more. There are clear sections covering the ideas behind a working forest garden and also details about numerous plants and how they can be grown in a forest garden setting.
Many of the concepts shown in Martin's DVD are expanded upon in the book. I am now hoping to Cleft Graft some plums onto the blackthorn volunteers I have and this book shows clearly how this should be done to achieve success. (Indeed the timing is just right now - in late April).
Martin has created an easily accessible and inspiring book; well worth it's cover price. I highly recommend it.