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How to Create a Wildlife Garden: Complete Instructions for Designing and Planting Wildlife Habitats, with Over 40 Practical Projects, a Directory of 70 Wildlife Species and 800 Photographs Hardcover – Illustrated, 18 Oct 2007


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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Lorenz Books; illustrated edition edition (18 Oct. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0754817601
  • ISBN-13: 978-0754817604
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 2.4 x 30.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 547,713 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Wildlife Garden book has won the Practical Gardening Book of The Year award for 2008, voted by the Garden Writer's Guild. --Anness Publishing

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Christine Lavelle is a lecturer in horticulture and ecology at Writtle College, Chelmsford, in England. She trained at the National Trust for Scotland's Threave School of Practical Gardening and the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew where she carried out research projects to encourage beneficial insects within ornamental gardens. Christine has worked in many different areas of horticulture and has held two head gardenships at Askham Bryan College in York and Otley College in Suffolk. Michael Lavelle is a committed environmentalist and a firm believer that nature provides the best model for any garden design. A keen observer of nature since his early childhood in Lancashire, he believes that this natural model combined with a commonsense approach to horticulture is the key to organic success. Michael studied horticulture at Askham Bryan College in York and environmental management at Wye College in Kent. He worked as a professional landscaper before starting a career as a horticultural lecturer in the early 1990s. Michael has designed and constructed several educational exhibits at the Chelsea Flower Show, achieving prestigious gold medals in 1999 and 2003. He currently works as a senior lecturer in landscape management at Writtle College in Chelmsford.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Beagle Pup on 25 Aug. 2009
Format: Hardcover
In my opinion, this is probably the best book I have seen on attracting wildlife into your garden. It is very readable and contains many colour photographs. I particularly like the chapter on recommended plants. Unlike many other books simply giving the type of plant which might attract wildlife, the chapter on recommended plants gives full details of the species of plant which the authors' have shown gives the best results and the type of wildlife attracted. In many cases, the recommended species of plant is the original cultivar which cannot be found in a garden centre - one has to find the plant at a nursery. I have tried several of the authors' suggestions of species of plant and found that my garden is literally 'buzzing' with wildlife activity from bees, hover flies, butterflies, etc.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By crazy about wildlife on 3 May 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book has lots of great illustrations. It's very easy to read and gives loads of ideas for attracting wildlife to your garden. For bigger projects such as creating small wildflower meadows, building ponds etc. it is very short on detail, so you would need something more specialised for that. The book is really about attracting wildlife (i.e. animals) to your garden, not about having a natural garden with lots of native species. The plant list at the back is well illustrated and explained, but the plants come from all over the world, so if you are looking for advice on native plants, there is very little in here.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By vic897 on 29 Dec. 2013
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I've got a lot of these wildlife garden and save the bees books and this is one of my favourites along with the rspb one of a similar name. It's a big hardback book, about a3 when opened. The first approx 2/3rd go into depth about how to's and wherefores, different habitats and the like and the last part is a photographed index of beneficial plants. It's written in a nice familiar way and is in depth in places, but not complicated or dull. I'm not sure where this book was first published but it is aimed at the English speaking area of the world as a whole; it mentions creatures that are not found in Britain and talks about zones which as a English gardener I tend not to relate to. That's one reason I prefer the rspb book.
It's a nice coffee table book, or read inside in winter when you wish you were gardening for wildlife. It would make a great gift too, but only if the recipient has expressed an interest already! Otherwise it's just a giant stack of obligation and hard work like that compost book I was given.
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helped me with my report writing, recommend it for wildlife enthusiasts!
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4 of 12 people found the following review helpful By K. H. Mackenzie on 13 Feb. 2009
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this is a real quality book and great value for money - I gave it as a gift and it was really appreciated.
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