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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 det er 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.
Adrian Thomas has had
a lifelong fascination with nature and its conservation. He has worked for
over eight years for the RSPB, where his job in the South-east region is to
communicate the charity’s vision through the media and interpret wildlife
for visitors to RSPB reserves. His passion for gardening was kindled a decade
ago when he got a plot he could call his own for the first time. He has been
using this garden as a test bed for his ideas ever since.