Guide to Garden Wildlife 2nd edition

Guide to Garden Wildlife  2nd edition

Chris Packham's Back Garden Nature Reserve. Bloomsbury Publishing, London. Ryrie, C. 2003. The Daily Telegraph Wildlife Gardening. Cassell Illustrated, London. Steel, J. 2016. Making Wildlife Ponds. Brambleby Books, Taunton.

Author: Richard Lewington

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472964823

Category: Nature

Page: 224

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'The definitive go-to wildlife guide for all 16 million British gardens.' – Mike Dilger Even the smallest garden can be an important haven for wildlife, and this authoritative guide enables everyone to explore this wealth on their back doorstep. It covers all the main animal groups – including pond life – likely to be found in a garden in Great Britain and Ireland. Detailed descriptions and information on life history, behaviour and occurrence are provided for more than 500 species, as well as practical information on creating a pond for wildlife, making nestboxes and feeding birds. Richard Lewington, acknowledged as one of the finest natural history artists in Europe, has teamed up with his brother Ian, one of our most respected bird artists, to provide nearly 1,000 superbly detailed colour artworks to complement the text. Presented in an accessible, easy-to-use format, this fully updated and expanded edition covers everything from blue tits to bumblebees and hedgehogs to hawkmoths.
Categories: Nature

Gardeners World The Veg Grower s Almanac

Gardeners  World  The Veg Grower s Almanac

... aweekly gardening columninthe Mail on Sunday,and monthly for Saga Magazine, saga.co.uk and Grow It. Martyn contributes regularly formany othertitles, including the Guardian, Sainsbury's Magazine, Grand Designs, the Daily Telegraph, ...

Author: Martyn Cox

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448142484

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

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Growing vegetables can be a tricky business, and even the most experienced of gardeners will occasionally need to turn to a trusted tome for some handy advice. The Veg Grower’s Almanac is just such a book – a compendium of month-by-month tips, advice and items of interest. With sage advice from old Gardeners’ World hands coupled with tips on the best varieties to grow and timely advice on how best to look after your plot, this attractive collection blends practical advice with evocative writing and fascinating facts. Illustrated throughout with charming drawings and sketches, The Veg Grower’s Almanac is a welcome additional to any gardener’s shelf – from hands-on instructions for preparing a seed bed or trying new varieties of tomato to fascinating little-known facts about our favourite crops.
Categories: Gardening

Gardening All You Need to Know

Gardening  All You Need to Know

Richard Rosenfeld's lively guide gives you all the gardening basics you need, as well as being an entertaining read.

Author: Richard Rosenfeld

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780716022565

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 449

Richard Rosenfeld's lively guide gives you all the gardening basics you need, as well as being an entertaining read. His strict guidelines and no-nonsense tips will help you to: • Keep your soil in good shape and give your plants the right diet • Design a garden with pazazz and get the basic structure right • Plant trees correctly and tackle overgrown ones • Grow bush roses and move shrubs • Create a flower border with heady, powerful scents • Garden on the cheap • Rotate your crops in your kitchen garden • Create a garden for the wildlife Gardeners have incredibly strong likes and dislikes but most gardening books never reflect this. Richard's does. His book ends with What They Never Tell You, including what life is really like as a nurseryman, the real facts about slugs and his list of the 9 most disgusting plants.
Categories: Gardening

No Nettles Required

No Nettles Required

If you enjoyed No Nettle: Required: the reassuring truth about wildlife gardening, then you will also enjoy: An Ear to the Ground: garden science for ordinary mortals by Ken ... Ursula Buchan, Daily Telegraph 'Wise and refreshing.

Author: Ken Thompson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446437803

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.
Categories: Gardening

The Sceptical Gardener

The Sceptical Gardener

Footnote. GARDEN WILDLIFE Birds and house prices Birds are like people. 1 The great majority of these articles first appeared in the gardening pages of the Daily Telegraph, but a few, for one reason or another, did not.

Author: Ken Thompson

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848319349

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

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How are birds linked to house prices? How can a gardener improve the flavour of their vegetables? Do wildflowers really thrive in poor soil? In this collection of articles from The Telegraph, biologist and gardening columnist Ken Thompson takes a scientific look at some of the greater – and lesser – questions faced by gardeners everywhere in a bid to sort the genuine wisdom from the hokum. What is the ideal temperature for a compost heap? What do bees do that improves strawberries? Why are gardeners in literature always such dummies? This is an expert’s gardening miscellany, aimed at making you not necessarily a better gardener, but probably a far more thoughtful one.
Categories: Gardening

RHS Take Chelsea Home

RHS Take Chelsea Home

Designers: Casella Stanger, Chris Davis Sponsors: Northumherland Strategic Partnership, Morpeth Town Council, Heritage Lottery Fund, Casella Stanger, Hellens THE GARDHAN WILD BIRD GARDEN ' Designer: David Domoney Sponsor: Gardman Ltd ...

Author: Chris Young

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781845338503

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

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Best Garden Design from the Chelsea Flower Show is for all gardeners inspired by the famous RHS show, either by visiting it (157000 visitors annually) or through television coverage (NZ, Aus, France, Russia, Canada, and more). The book features best planning, design and decoration ideas from the last five years of shows, including masterclasses with gold-medal winners, celebrity designers, RHS experts and the world's top plantsmen and plantswomen. The design and planting ideas inside the book are not just enviable but are made achievable for show-goers and armchair gardeners alike.
Categories: Gardening

Domestic Wild Memory Nature and Gardening in Suburbia

Domestic Wild  Memory  Nature and Gardening in Suburbia

Quotations are all from right-wing British daily newspapers The Sunday Telegraph, The Times, and the Daily Mail between 2006 and 2010. The vocabularies of nativism are well studied. Despite constants calls for objectivity, ...

Author: Franklin Ginn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317148425

Category: Science

Page: 176

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In Domestic Wild, Franklin Ginn sets out to find a new sense of the wild at the heart of modernity. Inspired by experienced, skilful gardeners, Ginn analyses what happens when plants, animals and people meet in the suburbs of London. Weaving major theories of landscape, memory and nonhuman subjectivity with the practical wisdom of gardeners, this book offers a radical new account of everyday gardening. Amid spectacular horizons of planetary loss, Domestic Wild argues that gardening offers a means to cultivate a renewed sense of intimacy with nature and ourselves.
Categories: Science

Gardens Illustrated

Gardens Illustrated

The Daily Telegraph show brings ideas on contemporary and classic interior and garden design . Tickets £ 17 . Tel 0870 121 2525 or visit www.houseandgardenfair.co.uk GET INVOLVED The Wildlife Trusts need volunteers for a range of ...

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ISBN: UVA:X030047846

Category: Gardening

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Categories: Gardening

An Ear to the Ground

An Ear to the Ground

And it has led him to some surprising conclusions, In fact wildlife gardening is easier, cheaper and more attractive than almost ... Ursula Buchan, Daily Telegraph ISBN 9781905811144 Paperback non-fiction £6.99 going on in W garden ?

Author: Ken Thompson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446437780

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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How did plants get to be the way they are? Why do they have pretty flowers? How different would things have been if the wrong kind of pollinators had got the upper hand? Why are Latin names so complicated, and why Latin anyway? Why is a weed-free lawn an ecological impossibility? This entertaining book gives the answers to these questions and many more. It shows how a little botanical knowledge can bring not just better results but peace of mind, and that losing sleep over such traditional gardening bogeys as weeds, pests and pruning is not necessarily the best course. In this new edition Ken Thompson grabs the opportunity to explain why any old plant will do for companion planting - but also that it can do as much harm as good - and why planting by the moon is complete and utter nonsense.
Categories: Gardening

Wildlife Gardening

Wildlife Gardening

Everyone can garden with wildlife in mind, and in this practical new guide, Kate has teamed up with the Wildlife Trusts and the RHS to help you discover how you can make your garden, balcony, doorstep or patio a haven for garden wildlife.

Author: Kate Bradbury

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472956064

Category: Gardening

Page: 240

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If you want to attract more bees, birds, frogs and hedgehogs into your garden, look no further than Wildlife Gardening for Everyone and Everything. Kate Bradbury offers tips on feeding your neighbourhood wildlife and explains how you can create the perfect habitats for species you'd like to welcome into your garden. With handy charts tailored to the needs of every size and style of garden, this easy-to-use book also includes practical projects such as making bee hotels or creating wildlife ponds, compost corners and wildflower meadows, as well as fact files for the UK's most common garden species. Everyone can garden with wildlife in mind, and in this practical new guide, Kate has teamed up with the Wildlife Trusts and the RHS to help you discover how you can make your garden, balcony, doorstep or patio a haven for garden wildlife.
Categories: Gardening