Perfect Compost by Simon Akeroyd (signed copy)
About Perfect Compost
Not only does homemade compost make a great soil improver, it is also a practical way of managing your kitchen and garden waste.
Packed with useful tips for successful composting, from deciding what to put in your kitchen compost caddy to how to use the final product in your garden, Simon Akeroyd discusses the various composting set-ups you can choose from simple plastic cone-shaped Dalek bins to ingenious hand-rotated barrels and elaborate solar-powered hot composting systems and gives full instructions on how to make a professional-looking three-bay compost heap from old pallets.
Simon also reveals the many uses to which compost can be put in your garden, and not just to grow plants in - as a top dressing to keep your lawn looking fresh and green, as mulch for your flower beds, or, in liquid form, as a powerfully nutritious plant feed. And there s a handy guide to which bits of kitchen waste you can put into your compost, and which you really shouldn't.
Perfect Compost aims to show that creating compost doesn' t have to be hard work or time consuming, hardly requires any space, and that making good quality compost is easy. In addition, making compost is very rewarding, you re doing something great for the environment and, most of all, making compost is fun, so it s definitely worth giving it a try.
Simon Akeroyd has written 30 gardening books and regularly writes in National gardening magazines. He has worked as a garden manager for the RHS at Harlow Carr and Wisley, as a producer for the BBC and head gardener for the National Trust. He is passionate about growing edible and drinkable plants , is a keen beekeeper and lives by the sea in Devon.
Other titles in the Perfect series include Pots, Pruning, and Lawns.
Simon is the owner of Yarde of Cockington
- Publisher : National Trust (9 July 2020)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 96 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1911358944
- ISBN-13 : 978-1911358947
- Dimensions : 12 x 1.4 x 18 cm