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Backyard wildlife : how to attract bees, butterflies, insects, birds, frogs and animals into your garden

Lavelle, Christine2015
Including practical instructions for designing and planting beautiful gardens that welcome wildlife, this book explains how good garden design can attract native insects, birds and animals, with the aim of creating a wildlife habitat in your back yard.
London Hermes House, [2015]©2010
128 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm.
Includes index.Originally publised: London : Anness, 2010.
Wildlife in your garden. What is wildlife gardening? ; Working with natural cycles ; Predators and prey -- Planning and designing a wildlife garden. The role of gardens for wildlife ; The weather in your garden ; Garden soils ; Design principles ; Surveying your garden ; Drawing up a plan ; A large country wildlife garden ; An urban wildlife garden ; A courtyard wildlife garden ; A wild garden ; A bee border ; A butterfly border ; A bird border -- Garden habitats. Grasslands ; Wetlands, ponds and bogs ; Hedgerows ; Woodland ; Soil habitat ; Minor habitats ; Habitat loss -- Creating wildlife habitats. Establishing a wildflower meadow ; Making a wildlife pond ; Planting ponds and water features ; Planting ponds and water features ; Planting a wildlife hedge ; Planting trees and shrubs ; Creating woodland edges ; Establishing climbing plants ; Creating flower borders ; Naturalistic planting ; Establishing a herb garden ; Planting vegetable gardens ; Planting roof gardens and patios -- Working in your wildlife garden. Watering and feeding ; Composting ; Weeding and weed control ; Pests, diseases and disorders ; Pruning ; Raising native plants from seed ; Division, cuttings and layers ; Getting a close-up view ; Recording wildlife in your garden -- Caring for wildlife. Plants as food ; Providing extra food ; Bird feeders ; Feeding beneficial creatures ; Providing natural shelter ; Constructing extra shelters ; Bird boxes ; Hibernation sites -- Calendar of tasks.
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