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Plants and Planting Plans for a Bee Garden: How to design beautiful borders that will attract bees [Kindle Edition]

Maureen Little
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Book Description

For many people gardening is predominantly about plants and choosing the right combination and balance to make beautiful borders. This book will help you achieve this - and more, because it will also help you create an ecologically sound, bee-friendly garden, showing that you can have an aesthetically pleasing garden full of beautiful flowers which at the same time will attract and nurture bees. It will enable you to select bee-friendly plants, and to plan borders which are beneficial to bees, encouraging these most valuable of insects to come to your garden over and over again, both for sustenance and to aid pollination. It contains a wide range of practical, beautiful and easy-to-follow planting plans for bee-friendly gardens of all sizes, including: - Traditional mixed, cottage, and colour themed borders - 'Designer' and 'natural' borders - Borders for acid and alkaline soils - Ideas for container planting This book will be of interest to every gardener who cares for the plight of the honeybee and other bees.

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'A great book to read and very user friendly' 'A lovely book that can teach you how to make your garden more bee-friendly, no matter what size it is. This charming book is full of useful tips and advice.' Choice. 'Full of delicious apiological dinner suggestions, which are also extremely easy on the eye.' 'It contains beautiful and easy-to-follow plans for gardens of all sizes and locations, including ideas for container planting and herb beds, plus fruit borders and veg patches.' Grow Your Own

About the Author

Educated at De Montfort and Lancaster universities, Maureen Little is a professional garden designer and beekeeper and has written widely on her subject. She is also the author of The Bee Garden, and co-author of Country Skills and Crafts.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 9162 KB
  • Print Length: 159 pages
  • Publisher: Spring Hill (15 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #384,522 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Maureen's grasp of horticulture started at an early age on her father's market garden and plant nursery in Sussex: she soon learned that grasping a nettle was not to be advised, whereas picking a luscious strawberry straight from the plant left her taste buds tingling. Her horticultural education continued, on and off, alongside conventional education at De Montfort and Lancaster universities, to the extent that she found herself, at various times, teaching in the Women's Royal Naval Service, lecturing in English Literature at university, training as a professional garden designer and growing herbs.
It was during the latter venture that she met beekeeper Craig Hughes, who introduced her to his beloved honey bees. Since then Maureen has fallen in love with the bees and does all she can to promote their welfare, whilst at the same time keeping true to her horticultural roots.
As well as gardening for bees, Maureen's other main areas of interest are herbs - and in particular culinary herbs - and perennial plants, both of which have led her to writing books on these topics.
Growing up in the country and having an almost self-sufficient upbringing allowed Maureen to gain a number of practical skills. For example, she has kept chickens, can make bread and cakes, and is a pretty good cook - something her husband is particularly grateful for!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely booked packed with information 2 Mar. 2012
This is a great book which does exactly what it says it will - helps you select plants and design borders to attract bees and create an ecologically sound garden. There are lots of clearly illustrated plans and loads of information, which is very readable. Maureen Little is the 'Delia' of bee gardening! Can't wait to get started!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Full of helpful hints 2 May 2012
By Gina
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I found this book to be a wealth of information. It appears to suit both the novice and the more experienced individual. The book is user friendly, bursting with easy to read map layouts...diagrams etc...recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good in depth book! 1 Aug. 2013
By Mike
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A first class book for the 'intensive' gardener. I really just wanted to know how to encourage, and help, more of the many bee's that visit my garden. The book is very complex, and I feel really for the 'full time' gardener. Bit too complicated for me, as it really goes into designing borders from scratch, and seems to be aimed towards those with huge gardens. Interesting though, and good price when bought.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bee Garden 13 May 2013
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Lovely book to read clear and easy to follow,have applied some of the ideas and plants to my own bee friendly garden.I'm just waiting for the results?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Bee Garden book!! 16 Jan. 2013
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I think this book will be very useful and will be used throughout the gardening months to help me make the right decisions regarding bee plants
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book - - 27 Aug. 2012
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Full of ideas, easy to read, beautifully presented. This book will, I'm sure, become a favourite to treasure and refer to constantly.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful 1 Aug. 2013
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Wonderful informative book with lots of tips regarding useful flowers and plants to encourage and support the bees in our garden.
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