The Complete Burke's Backyard: The Ultimate Book of Fact Sheets

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Allen & Unwin, 2005 - Conservation of natural resources - 1103 pages
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A collection of around 2000 of the most informative and entertaining fact sheets from Burke's Backyard. This is an enormous compendium, blooming with ideas for outdoor areas large and small. Featuring detailed projects and information such as gardening, landscaping, pet road tests and care, native flowers and fauna, international trends and astounding facts, this is a book that will appeal to both the novice and experienced gardener alike. This is an all encompassing, practical gardening and lifestyle book written for Australian conditions by an Australian outdoor guru.
 

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Black and white pictures are not helpful at all. It baffles me, in this day and age, when color media is a lot less expensive than it used to be, that anyone would use B/W...especially with photos of flowers.

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Great reference book.Helped identify insects and how to get rid of them. Just what I needed.
Thanks for the help.

Contents

CONTENTS
6
GARDENING
14
Herbs Fruit and Vegetables
387
Lawns
422
Weeds Pests and Diseases
438
Gardening Techniques
452
Garden Makeovers
504
Garden Styles and Features
542
Native Wildlife at Risk
644
Spiders
652
Wildlife Sanctuaries
667
Birds
678
Fish and Aquatic Life
904
Pet Care
966
FOOD HEALTH AND NUTRITION
1023
INDEX
1039

CONSERVATION AND ENVIRONMENT
592
Creepycrawlies
602
Landcare
618
Food Health and Nutrition
1085
Pets
1100
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Page 310 - It is not a moss at all, but a member of the pineapple family (Bromeliaceae), which is often found hanging on the branches of trees.
Page 408 - Tomatoes grow in frost-free conditions in a warm, sunny spot. In warm, frost-free zones (for example, the tropical and subtropical parts of the Northern Territory and coastal areas of north Queensland) tomatoes can be grown all year round.

About the author (2005)

Recognized across the country, and increasingly internationally, Don Burke is Australia's most popular and respected gardener. Burke's Backyard aired on television from 1987 to 2004. Its unique blend of accurate, practical information with a liberal dose of family entertainment, ranged over topics from horticulture to pets to garden make-overs, all coupled with Don's own backyard philosophies on the pleasures of outdoor living.

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