This is about The Wildlife Gardener Book by Kate Bradbury. I adore this book ! It is all about gardening for wildlife in our gardens. Something I feel we all need to do much more of if we are to help and preserve our diverse and natural wildlife.
As we increasingly build on our countryside, our small or large gardens, even our patios and window boxes, are going to be more vital than ever to provide food, shelter and habitat for our wildlife. It is so easy to do and helps them so much.
The Wildlife Gardener: Creating a Haven for Birds, Bees and Butterflies
I originally bought this book for a friend as a present and spent the week in between buying it and wrapping it up avidly reading it. In the end I loved it so much and found myself wanting to refer back to it and missing reading it, I had to go and order another one to keep for me!
The photographs are beautiful and for me that is really important in a gardening or wildlife book, especially if it is a gift. It is the sort of book that is a joy to read and you are happy to leave out and pick up any time you like and it simply is a lovely book.
However its not all about good looks and the content is very interesting and inspiring. Interesting as it covers how to bring all manner of wildlife into your garden from birds, bees, insects, hedgehogs, badgers, butterflies and more. It even helps with basic identification of birds.
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It discusses the type of plants and habitats and how to incorporate them in to an ordinary garden. It is inspiring as though I thought I knew a fair amount about wildlife it goes further and has ideas I had not thought of as well.
If you know someone or are someone who loves gardening and wildlife this is a lovely gift at a very good price. I was proud to hand this over as a present at my friends Birthday party where it was opened and we spent quite a bit of time discussing the book!
I think I like it most as it is a lovely relaxing read incorporating beautiful photographs with real ideas and projects most people can easily incorporate into their own gardens. It feels totally achievable and even on a very cold day makes me feel like to I want to get out there in the garden.
Some ideas For Attracting Pollinating Insects To Our Gardens.
Do You Garden With Wildlife in Mind?
Help The Bees.
It is always a good idea to have some plants that are loved by bees.Our bees are in trouble right now and need all the help they can get.
So do plant flowers that are of an open habit so that they can land and feed, there are so many pretty flowers you can choose.
Bees Are Essential
Wildlife In Our Gardens.
I love to garden and we are in the process of really sorting out our garden once again.
A garden is an ever changing, evolving entity really. Plants grow and change, others die, we decide on a different colour scheme or theme.
We need it more low maintenance, or we decide to grow our own fruit and vegetables for the first time.
Wildlife gardening has become more popular recently as people realise that with the destruction of habitat in the wild many creatures are having to move into our gardens to survive.
However, wildlife does not always find a welcoming place in our sometimes over manicured gardens. Then again we do not wish to have gardens that look like briar patches or full of weeds.
This book can help you to gain that balance between being wildlife friendly and having a lovely garden. It is perfectly possible to have both.
If you are interested at all in encouraging more butterflies, bees, hedgehogs and birds into your garden this is a very good place to start.
Birds Are Fascinating In The Garden
Wildlife Friendly Garden Ideas.
Take a look at these videos all about gardening with wildlife in mind. Once you get some ideas and guidance it is not that difficult to have a beautiful garden suitable for you and your family and somewhere for the wildlife to visit and maybe set up home.
Birds, hedgehogs, butterflies and especially bees all need our help now to survive and thrive. Bees are very much in danger and if we lose our bees we are in danger too as they are our main pollinator for our food.
If every garden incorporated even a small area that is considered wildlife friendly it would make a huge difference.
A Wildlife Garden in A Suburb Or CIty?
Yes it is perfectly possible to have a very wildlife friendly garden in a city environment or a suburb of a city. Your garden may be smaller but you can still have those elements in it that attract wildlife.
Many relatively small plants such as lavenders and rosemary will be excellent for bees and butterflies and also very good for you as you can use in cooking, for lavender bags and they are also very beautiful.
There are very many flowers which also attract insects, butterflies and bees to your garden and at a very small cost you can easily populate a small city garden or even if you only have a balcony or window box with a feast for the eyes and a haven for wildlife.
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