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How to Make a Wildlife Garden

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Chris Baines shows the reader how to transform his or her garden into a rich wildlife haven. He sets the wildlife garden within the context of the broader concerns of regional ecology and reveals how we can each do our bit to safeguard the habitats of important indigenous flora and fauna. A wide range of natural habitats is discussed in detail, including hedgerows, shrubbe ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 25th 2008 by Frances Lincoln (first published October 19th 2000)
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Noodles
May 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: to-read-again, nature
This book contains a wealth of practical information on wildlife gardening. But it's the writing style that makes it so appealing. This isn't a dry, horticulture-society type of book. It's very personal in how it's written, with many anecdotes about wildlife experiences the author has had in the gardens he has created. His passion for wildlife and creating suitable habitat really shines through. There are also many beautiful pictures, which adds visual appeal and helps get the point across of wh ...more
Ruric Amhari
Hands on practical book for increasing wildlife presence in urban gardens.

Sections on:

Why make a wildlife garden (why wildlife, special role for gardens, planning the garden as a habitat)

Creating new habitats: shrubberies, hedgerows and climber screens, live in lawns and meadows, garden ponds and wetlands.

Supplementing the habitat: cottage garden service stations, fruit/veg & wildlife, artificial habitat boosters, propagating native plants, rich tapestry, studying widlife, ocer the garden wall.

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Ruth Brumby
Jun 14, 2020 rated it liked it
It is scary that, written in 1985, only 35 years ago, this book is dated in terms of what wildlife might come to your garden. He has spotted flycatchers and lots of hedgehogs.
There are useful plant lists and the sections on various aspects of wildlife gardeningare quite helpful.
However he tries to be funny, wants to avoid being seen as serious or eccentric, or too polemical and generally doesn't come across as a very nice person. He is a bit overenthusiastic and over optimistic.
The final chapte
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Karen
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve had this book for ages but I didn’t really appreciate it until last night. It was exactly what I needed to remind me of how I could improve wildlife in our garden.
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