This practical book is a valuable aid for all gardeners interested in creating a safe, natural environment in which to grow healthy, and tasty, fruit and vegetables. It features: comprehensive, full-colour identification of garden friends and enemies; information on the types of trees, shrubs, flowers and weeks that attract beneficial creatures; advice on how to avoid pest problems by improving the soil and using a crop rotation; hints on protecting plants from pests; and colour photographs, charts and diagrams throughout.
Pauline Pears lives in Leamington Spa. She is Head of Information for HDRA, the organic organisation which has its headquarters at Ryton Organic Gardens near Coventry. She is responsible for the advisory team, answering thousands of organic gardening queries every year. Pauline has written many books on organic gardening, pest control and composting. She also appears on radio and TV from time to time. With her husband, she runs 4 organic allotments.