Garden Talk, Colin Campbell

The Wilderness Garden (Second Edition)

Beyond organic gardening

Jackie French

ISBN 9780947214579

PB, 192 pp, $24.95

There’s no need to water your garden! Or to weed, prune, spray or dig it … at least, not if you throw out the old European ideas of gardening, and design a growing system that suits Australian conditions.

Jackie’s garden has 270 sorts of fruit, from avocadoes and apples to cherries and bush tucker. In her decades of watching the bush and the animals around her, and of experimenting with hundreds of new growing strategies, Jackie has learnt to grow things by letting the plants – and nature – do most of the work for her. And, with The Wilderness Garden, you can learn to do that too!

Completely revised edition released July 2008