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The Plant Lover's Backyard Forest Garden

Pippa Chapman


Grow your own beautiful multilayered food forest in your own backyard.

Pippa Chapman turned her grassy and paved garden into an abundant, biodiverse, edible and beautiful forest garden. Pippa shares her practical tips for transforming your own plot, whatever its size, and with limited time, money and resources. A forest garden doesn’t have to be big; you can grow a productive edible paradise in pots and containers too.

Pippa explains how to create multiple layers on a small-scale to maximise your growing area, using polycultures and guilds for healthy, low-maintenance food. She shares how to use perennials for structure and for year-round food, and how to incorporate flowers for beauty, wildlife and for the kitchen.

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Chapters on permaculture design and forest gardening give practical advice on how to plan and plant your own garden, and guild examples and plant profiles give real-life examples to get you started. Useful tips on propagation and seed saving help keep plant costs low and the chapter on the soil web will help you understand your own soil and how to keep it healthy.

"If you dream of planting a forest garden but lack the space and know-how, this is the book for you. Pippa uses her vast practical knowledge of forest gardening and permaculture to show you how to create a garden that is both productive and beautiful. From planning to harvest, Pippa explains how to pack in the produce while also working with nature to produce a low maintenance haven for you, your family, and the wildlife that will become part of it."

Steve Ott, editor of Kitchen Garden magazine

Product Details

ISBN 9781856232876
Size 246 x 189mm
Page extent 176

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