RHS Companion to Wildlife Gardening


Author: Chris Baines
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711237919
Category: Gardening
Page: 272
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Wildlife is a more significant and mainstream issue for gardeners than when this best-selling book was published in 1985 as How to Make a Wildlife Garden. Fully revised, updated and freshly illustrated, this new edition brings RHS research and best practice to a multitude of controversial areas: from the use of pesticides to bird boxes, bird tables and planting for birds; whether tidiness in the garden is a good thing for wildlife; the planting of native species over introduced ones; the idea of habitat creation to preserve diversity; how to attract and sustain butterflies; pollinating insects and the crash in bee populations and how gardeners are involved. Wildlife forms an increasingly important part of a gardener's responsibility and that responsibility become integral to their decision-making processes. Future gardeners can use this volume to be better informed guardians of the planet's resources. Chris Baines is the UK's foremost wildlife gardening expert and Vice President of the Wildlife Trusts.

RHS Companion to Wildlife Gardening


Author: Chris Baines
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711235472
Category: Gardening
Page: 256
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Wildlife is a more significant and mainstream issue for gardeners than when this best-selling book was published in 1985 as How to Make a Wildlife Garden. Fully revised, updated and freshly illustrated, this new edition brings RHS research and best practice to a multitude of controversial areas: from the use of pesticides to bird boxes, bird tables and planting for birds; whether tidiness in the garden is a good thing for wildlife; the planting of native species over introduced ones; the idea of habitat creation to preserve diversity; how to attract and sustain butterflies; pollinating insects and the crash in bee populations and how gardeners are involved. Wildlife forms an increasingly important part of a gardener's responsibility and that responsibility become integral to their decision-making processes. Future gardeners can use this volume to be better informed guardians of the planet's resources. Chris Baines is the UK's foremost wildlife gardening expert and Vice President of the Wildlife Trusts.

RSPB Gardening for Wildlife

New edition
Author: Adrian Thomas
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472938585
Category: Gardening
Page: 272
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There is something uplifting about having butterflies in your flowerbeds, frogs in your water feature and birds in your bushes, and knowing they're there because of you. Rich in detail and accessible in style, Gardening for Wildlife is the crucial companion to novices and expert gardeners alike. Adrian Thomas dispels myths and offers new insights and ideas, helping everyone understand what to do so gardens, large or small, can become ideal homes for wildlife. Building on the success of the award-winning first edition, this expanded and updated edition reflects the latest research and developments in nature-friendly gardening. The book serves as an expert guide to the practical aspects of this rewarding pastime and educates readers about the ecological principles involved, while exploding commonly held misconceptions that often deter people from pursuing a kinder approach to gardening. Adrian Thomas provides a detailed guide to the many and varied species that can contribute to a natural and healthy garden. Practical sections help you create entire habitats, such as woodland and meadow gardens, in your garden. And the massively expanded catalogue of the top 500 best garden flowers, shrubs and trees for wildlife, now includes colour photos of every species. If you love wildlife and want to encourage more to visit your garden, this inspirational book will help you sow the seeds and reap the rewards.

RSPB Gardening for Wildlife

A Complete Guide to Nature-friendly Gardening
Author: Adrian Thomas
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408122308
Category: Gardening
Page: 240
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How to be wildlife and nature friendly no matter what type of garden you have.

RHS Wildlife Garden


Author: Martyn Cox
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
ISBN: 9781405334358
Category: Children's gardens
Page: 80
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Help your child take a walk on the wild side and turn your garden into a haven for amazing wildlife, with the experts at the RHSBy choosing the right plants and creating a suitable habitat, you can invite some very interesting wildlife to your garden. Watch your child build a bird box for a barn owl, get digging and discover how worms are good for the soil, and welcome guests to their very own ladybird hotel.You don't even need a garden: there are lots of exciting projects they can do using pots and window boxes. Want to know where the wild things are? They're coming to your home soon!

The Wildlife Gardener


Author: Kate Bradbury
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781526712899
Category: Gardening to attract wildlife
Page: 111
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The Wildlife Gardner is a book which helps you to create wildlife habitats in your very own garden, and is very handily split into sections on shelter, food and water. Kate gives advice on the best nectar and pollen plants to grow, dos and don'ts of bird feeding and organic methods of pest control. There are also 10 step-by-step projects that will help encourage wildlife into your garden, such as: creating a bumblebee nester, making a green roof and building a hedgehog box. With step-by-step pictures to help you follow the instructions, these homely creations are all achievable in a weekend and are suitable for even the smallest gardens. Also included is a mini field guide, which will help you to identify the birds and other creatures that you are likely to spot in your garden. Kate gives tips on particular species, explaining what to look out for and how to cater for specific birds, mammals, bees, butterflies, moths and pond life. The Wildlife Gardener is a passionately written, practical book that is essential reading for those who would like to make homes for wildlife in their garden.

How to Create a Wildlife Garden

Complete Instructions for Designing and Planting Wildlife Habitats, with Over 40 Practical Projects, a Directory of 70 Wildlife Species and 960 Photographs
Author: Christine Lavelle,Michael Lavelle
Publisher: Lorenz Books
ISBN: 9780754817604
Category: Gardening
Page: 256
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Most gardeners view themselves as nature lovers, with one of the most enjoyable aspects of creating and maintaining a garden lying in the feeling of closeness to nature. It often comes as a surprise to many, however, that their garden is an essential home.

Making Wildflower Meadows


Author: Pam Lewis
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
ISBN: 9780711221338
Category: Nature
Page: 160
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Meadow-making helps preserve our fragile environment from further decline but it requires knowledge and skill to create a successful meadow. In this timely book, Pam Lewis's passion for traditional pasture management and the preservation of our native species of plants and her extensive meadow-making experience, are translated into an easy-to-read, informative and highly practical text on creating and preserving wildflower meadows – from the smallest garden meadow to large-scale field projects.

The Bee Friendly Garden

Easy ways to help the bees and make your garden grow
Author: Doug Purdie
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1952534704
Category: Gardening
Page: 208
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Bees are our most important pollinators and they are in decline the world over. They love to live in urban environments, where it's a short flight path from one type of plant to the next. But conventional gardens that favour lawns and pesticides over flowers and edible plants are scaring the good bugs away. The Bee Friendly Garden is a guide for all gardeners great and small to encouraging bees and other good bugs to your green space. Includes: - How bees forage and why your garden needs them - A comprehensive plant guide to bee friendly plants - Simple changes anybody can make - Ideas for gardens of all sizes - Natural pest control and companion planting advice

Wildlife Gardening for Everyone

Your Questions Answered by the RHS and the Wildlife Trust
Author: Malcolm Tait
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781845250904
Category: Gardening
Page: 240
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Principles of Horticulture: Level 2


Author: Charles Adams,Mike Early,Jane Brook,Katherine Bamford
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317937775
Category: Science
Page: 296
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This colourful guide will introduce you to the fundamentals of horticulture, whether you are taking a Level 2 RHS, City and Guilds or BTEC course, are a keen amateur or seasoned gardener. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book covers the principles that underpin growing plants for the garden and on the allotment, with reference to how these are tackled by professionals. With highlighted definitions, key points, and illustrated in full colour, this book will be a useful companion as you progress in the study and practice of horticulture. Complete with a companion website which includes extended horticultural information, questions and exercises to test your knowledge, syllabus cross-referencing and downloadable tutor and student support materials. Available at www.routledge.com/cw/adams

No Nettles Required

The Reassuring Truth About Wildlife Gardening
Author: Ken Thompson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1446437809
Category: Gardening
Page: 192
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In 2003 a MORI poll for the Royal Horticultural Society revealed that an extraordinary number of us are interested in attracting wildlife into our gardens. It also indicated, however, that many of us have no idea how to go about it. Information is sparse, and public opinion seems to suggest that gardens that are plentiful in wildlife are unattractive, expensive to upkeep and hard work to maintain. But this couldn't be further from the truth. In this illuminating book, Ken Thompson explains that encouraging wildlife is actually entirely compatible with ordinary gardening, costs next to nothing and is almost completely effortless. Packed with helpful hints and tips, the book shows us how easy it is to fill our gardens with everything from foxes, frogs and mice to butterflies, ladybirds and literally thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies. Why should we? Because we'll be promoting the biodiversity of the UK, we'll be reconnecting with nature, getting more from our gardens, and we'll be doing our plants a favour.

Wildlife of a Garden

A Thirty-year Study
Author: Jennifer Owen
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781907057120
Category: Animals
Page: 276
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This was no wildlife garden, indeed the term barely existed when Owen started recording in 1972, it was a standard suburban family garden in Leicester. Using several trapping and monitoring methods she recorded 2674 species ranging from plants to mammals, all detailed here.

Dream Gardens

100 Inspirational Gardens
Author: Tania Compton,Andrew Lawson
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781858944869
Category: Gardening
Page: 351
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A stylish sourcebook of 100 modern and contemporary gardens from around the world now in paperback for the first time.

The First-Time Gardener


Author: Frances Tophill
Publisher: Kyle Books
ISBN: 0857836110
Category: Gardening
Page: 208
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Although excited by the prospect of moving into their own home for the first time, many people are mystified by the prospect of what to do with their outdoor space. Frances Tophill's fuss-free, practical guide shows you how to create a space outside your own back door that's designed by you, built by you and enjoyed by you. Beginning with advice on getting to know your garden - what type of soil you have, what the drainage and light is like - then on getting to know yourself as a gardener - do you want a vegetable patch, an abundance of flowers or simply an extension of your indoor living space? - and then moving on to the practical design, including hard and soft landscaping and building materials and guidance, Frances guides you through different types of plants and how to source and plant them. There is also a section on aftercare, telling you the best way to keep your garden well cared for and easy to maintain throughout the year.

Chris Packham's Back Garden Nature Reserve


Author: Chris Packham
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472916042
Category: Gardening
Page: 144
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Many of Britain's plants and animals have come to rely upon gardens as an essential lifeline as their natural habitats come under increasing pressure from human activity and global warming. This comprehensive book explains the best ways to attract wildlife to gardens and encourage it to stay there. Written in a light-hearted yet passionate and authoritative style, the guide challenges popular notions of 'weeds' and 'pests' and invites gardeners to think again about the choices they make. Chris Packham's informative and lively text is complemented by attractive photographs and illustrations that will encourage an interest in the natural world on your doorstep, whether your 'garden' is a rural idyll or an urban window box. Chris argues that we have become so spellbound by 'nature's celebrities' – tigers, pandas and their ilk – that we are in danger of overlooking the most exciting species of all: those that we can touch, smell and observe in our own backyard.

RHS How to Garden If You're New to Gardening


Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff,Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780241336656
Category: Gardening
Page: 256
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Let the RHS guide you through the surprisingly simple steps to creating a garden you can enjoy with your friends, and even show off to them. Are you surrounded by weeds? Is your lawn forlorn? Are the bushes deceased? Fear not! How To Garden When You're New To Gardening shows you the basics to get your green space under control and keep it that way. With the expertise of the RHS, this book gives simple step by step instructions, with clear images to help you build your dream garden, no matter the size and scale. Take the pain out of planting, potting, and pruning and enjoy your precious patch of land.

The Urban Wildlife Gardener

How to Attract Birds, Bees, Butterflies, and More
Author: Emma Hardy
Publisher: Cico Books
ISBN: 9781782491873
Category: Gardening
Page: 144
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Planting and gardening techniques to attract birds, bees, butterflies, beneficial bugs, and more to your outside space. "The Urban Wildlife Gardener" is packed with planting ideas and simple gardening techniques to attract birds, bees, butterflies, beneficial bugs, and more to your outside space. If you would like to attract wildlife to your garden, you need to learn which plants to grow, how to provide nesting areas, when to prune shrubs or mow the grass and when to leave well alone, how to deal with weeds, how to create a pond for tadpoles and frogs, and more. The choice of plants is important, including shrubs which provide berries as food for birds, tall plants to attract bees and dragonflies, trees which have nesting areas for birds, flowers which provide pollen for bees, and night-scented plants to attract moths and bats. Follow the insect-friendly ways to keep weeds under control and to deter unwanted visitors such as slugs, and learn how to make organic plant feed. Discover how to turn a pile of logs into a home for ladybugs and other insects, how to plant a hedge to provide cover for small mammals, how to create a pond (no digging involved!), and how to make simple birdhouses and feeders. No matter what size your outside space--from a single windowbox to a full-sized backyard--"The Urban Wildlife Gardener" contains hundreds of easy-to-follow tips and techniques, simple projects, and essential plant know-how.

The Wildlife Garden


Author: John Lewis-Stempel
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0716023555
Category: Nature
Page: 176
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With the erosion of native wildlife habitats, gardens increasingly provide an invaluable source of food and shelter for Britain's fauna and flora. The Wildlife Garden is the essential guide to attracting birds to your bushes, butterflies to your buddleia and a whole array of other creatures into your garden - even if you only have a window box. Whether you just want to make an existing family space more wildlife friendly or go the whole hedgehog and turn your back garden into a mini nature reserve The Wildlife Garden will show you how to do it. There is full information on what plants are best for wildlife, on how to make refuges for insects and homes for bats, on making a pool for frogs, all whilst adding scent and colour to your surroundings.

Latin for Gardeners

Over 3,000 Plant Names Explained and Explored
Author: Lorraine Harrison
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022600922X
Category: Nature
Page: 224
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Since Latin became the standard language for plant naming in the eighteenth century, it has been intrinsically linked with botany. And while mastery of the classical language may not be a prerequisite for tending perennials, all gardeners stand to benefit from learning a bit of Latin and its conventions in the field. Without it, they might buy a Hellebores foetidus and be unprepared for its fetid smell, or a Potentilla reptans with the expectation that it will stand straight as a sentinel rather than creep along the ground. An essential addition to the gardener’s library, this colorful, fully illustrated book details the history of naming plants, provides an overview of Latin naming conventions, and offers guidelines for pronunciation. Readers will learn to identify Latin terms that indicate the provenance of a given plant and provide clues to its color, shape, fragrance, taste, behavior, functions, and more. Full of expert instruction and practical guidance, Latin for Gardeners will allow novices and green thumbs alike to better appreciate the seemingly esoteric names behind the plants they work with, and to expertly converse with fellow enthusiasts. Soon they will realize that having a basic understanding of Latin before trips to the nursery or botanic garden is like possessing some knowledge of French before traveling to Paris; it enriches the whole experience.