Plastic Free Gardening
£11.99

The first of its kind, this book guides readers through the complexities of plastics and why and when they can become a problem, then suggests alternatives, recycling methods and ideas for changing the way we garden to use less plastic.

Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of plastic in the world and in your garden? Worried that you alone can’t make much difference? Are you confused by all the gardening products claiming to be biodegradable or compostable? Or maybe you just don’t know where to start? This book is for you.

This book offers clear information about garden plastics and their effects on the environment.  It offers help to weigh up alternative materials and marketing claims

Low-cost, fun and DIY ideas for adapting your garden and the way you garden to use less plastic

‘An excellent well-researched reference and the first book on how to reduce the use of plastics in horticulture. The author offers practical solutions to one of today’s key environmental challenges for gardeners.’  Ken Cox, author of Woodland Gardening

While most book covers contain plastic, this one is plastic-free.

  • The first guide for gardeners on plastics
  • Full colour photography and line drawn illustrations
  • Comprehensive, covering all aspects of gardening
  • Practical tips and ideas
  • Checklists and suggestions for reducing your plastic use

'…full of practical advice for recycling, reusing and avoiding plastics….makes the reader feel motivated rather than guilty. I definitely recommend this book to talk you through (reducing plastic in your garden).' Abigail Shepherd, The Perthshire Magazine, February 2020.

'One of the attractive elements of this ‘bible’ is the end-of-chapter summaries of dos and don’ts…this book certainly hits the spot.' Jim McColl, The Press and Journal, January 2020.

'…a realistic blueprint tempered with a message of optimism…. An excellent reference book which is easy to understand and gives the reader numerous low-cost and DIY ideas.' John MacLennan, The Caledonian Gardener, January 2020.

‘An excellent well-researched reference and the first book on how to reduce the use of plastics in horticulture. The author offers practical solutions to one of today’s key environmental challenges for gardeners.’
Ken Cox, author of Woodland Gardening, Garden Plants for Scotland, Fruit and Vegetables for Scotland

‘Author Fiona Thackeray’s passion and talent for gardening shine through this comprehensive guide to dealing with the problem of plastic in our gardens.’
Claire Wingfield, author of 52 Dates for Writers and rookie gardener

‘Plastic use, recycling and avoidance, simply explained. A sensible and realistic guide to what you can do with a planned, staged approach to minimising the use of plastic in the garden. I want to buy a copy for all my gardening friends.’
Jan Cameron, author of The Garden Cure, publication summer 2020, Saraband

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