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A***** The Wildlife Gardeners Bible, 1 Sep 2012
Overall this book is well-researched, up-to-date and is refreshingly honest about the feasability & effectiveness of many widlife gardening techniques. I think it is essential for any gardener, and provides ideas for people who just want to encourage a few more bird and bees, to those who are really interested in the conservation of our ancient habitats and diverse wildlife.
The wildlife gardening calendar is particularly useful. A large section of the book is divided by different kinds of wildlife, so you can look up bees or newts or a specific species of bird and it tells you exactly what you need, and !finally! it includes a whole section on gardening for the neglected 'hidden world' - bugs, beetles, spiders, liverworts, lichens and ants). Equally, if you are looking for instructions to create a wildlife flower meadow, heathland, woodland, wetland (etc) there are specific pages on each habitat.
There is a top 400 garden plants for wildlife section, which I found essential for buying new plants and seeds. There are plenty of colour photos, diagrams and instructive, easy to acomplish techniques.
I highly recommend this book!! You will not be disappointed.