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Indigenous By Don Burke

Indigenous by Don Burke

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Practical advice blended with memoir in an inspirational tribute to our native flora from celebrity gardener Don Burke.

Indigenous Summary

Indigenous: The Making of My Native Garden by Don Burke

This is the story of how Don Burke built his dream, transforming a bush block with virtually no soil - a barren rocky hillside in a dry rainshadow area - into a family retreat with a lush native garden that looks as if it's been there forever. The plantings in the garden are a showcase of what can be achieved with native garden design, and how a garden can become a habitat for native wildlife. To the existing local natives, such as the beautiful old scribbly gums, Don has added a wide variety of plants that attract native birds and introduce colour, perfume and foliage textures. He has solved problems by using natives that thrive in shady areas, wet zones and even cracks in rock faces. Some plants were regenerated, many were propagated and then planted by Don, while others were given as gifts by old gardening friends. The garden has evolved over time and Don shares all the highs and lows, offering information not only on native gardens, but also on building driveways, installing ponds, dams and waterfalls, bagging bricks, keeping pets and much more. He tells the story of how he and his wife, Marea, battled to create Burke's Backyard at the same time as he battled to create

About Don Burke

After humble beginnings on the radio as The Lazy Gardener', Don Burke launched his television career with Burke's Backyard, a gardening program he devised and produced with his wife Marea. It went on to become a mega-ratings hit and kick-started the immensely popular trend for Australian lifestyle shows. Not only does it continue to attract huge audiences, there is also a top-selling Burke's Backyard magazine and award-winning website. Don and Marea Burke started work on their indigenous garden on the outskirts of Sydney in 1984.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1Chapter 1 Building the backyard dreamChapter 2 Bushland beginnings Chapter 3 Reclaiming the bush Chapter 4 Driveways and dream homesChapter 5 The main plantings Chapter 6 Ponds, dams and waterfalls Chapter 7 The good life and wildlife Chapter 8 Pet projects Chapter 9 Don's practical tips Index

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Indigenous: The Making of My Native Garden by Don Burke
Used - Very Good
Allen & Unwin
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