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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: New Holland (1 Mar. 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780090080
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780090085
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 0.7 x 24.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 366,013 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dr Louise Bardsley is a Conservation Officer with Natural England where she is responsible for a range of protected sites. An environmental sciences graduate, she then pursued a PhD on amphibian conservation. She has worked on freshwater habitat conservation for many years and has a particular interest in reptiles and amphibians. She has authored scientific papers, research reports and a major publication on wetland restoration (The Wildlife Trusts Wetland Restoration Manual). Louise lives in Sussex.

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Adam J. Slimin on 24 Nov. 2005
Format: Hardcover
A fantastic book with loads of great illustrations. It supplies you with all the information that you need to create a wildlife haven in your garden. Unlike some books, this appears to be written by an expert in her field with an in-depth knowledge of the native species required to keep an ecosystem in a balanced healthy condition. A must for all those people who wish to create a sustainable wildlife pond that is healthy and long-lived, and not just a pretty quick fix as many books illustrate.
A joy to read.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. N. P. Osborne on 14 Mar. 2012
Format: Paperback
With a RRP of £10.00 the £1.99 Amazon charge is of excellent value for a book of 80 pages including colour photos.

However as others have mentioned there is not many pages dedicated on how to build your pond and looking after it.The majority is taken up with what types of wildlife visits gardens and ponds,how to build bat boxes, etc.

No explanation on laying underlay despite a photo,or what different types of liner or underlay there are.Also no information on other ways/ materials to build a pond.

Still its a good general nature read more adapt at explaining wildlife in your garden,and how to attract.

Nigel
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 Mar. 2006
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Very attractive book with many large, full colour, illustrations. Quite a lot of pages devoted to descriptions of insects and other pondlife and their life-cycles. Although this was interesting, it was a large part of the book and I would have preferred to have more detailed information on the practicalities of dealing with problems in ponds and pond maintenance. I would describe this as a book for someone dreaming about having a wildlife pond in the future, rather than one for someone who has just inherited a big, smelly garden pond with nothing much in it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By LJD on 1 July 2013
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Beautifully illustrated, and lots of information on the wildlife we may attract to our gardens. Would have like a few more designs or plans to follow, otherwise an extremely useful book of reference.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Redden on 11 May 2013
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If you are like me and haven't got a clue how to make and look after a wildlife pond, then this book is perfect! It covers all aspects, like location, water quality, which liner to use, filter or no filter etc, water depth and generally all do's and don't's.
A well illustrated book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By erwintod on 3 Mar. 2012
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Ever since being a child, I always fancied having a pond of my own.We used to go for walks as children and play/fish in other ponds but I wanted one near to me. I realised, even as a child, that a pond opened up a whole new vision of nature that would be missing from my life. Realising that it involved a lot more than just pouring water into a hole in the ground,I looked around for some help and as a consequence, I purchased a book off Amazon.The book is "The Wildlife Pond Handbook" by Louise Bardsley and sold to me by "World of Books". I can honestly say that it is a treasure that I would not be without it and would like to thank all the aforementioned for it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jasmine on 8 Jun. 2012
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This book is nicely put together with lots of diagrams and pictures. It contains information on making a garden pond, different height plants that could be used and there is a whole section on the wildlife that the new pond may encourage. It wasn't quite what I was after. I only want to make a very small pond in an old half barrel (and need advice on how you would care for a pond this size) and it only covered making larger ponds. The plant sections were useful but I expect the web may provide a much bigger range of possible plants.
As I said in the title it's a very nice book but it didn't really help me with the job I want to do.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Unknown on 26 Sept. 2013
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Lots of information about creating and maintaining a pond to attract wildlife. Great sections on different kinds of pond plants and wildlife living both in the pond and close by. Would definitely recommend it.
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