There is something uplifting about having butterflies in your flowerbeds, frogs in your water feature and birds in your bushes, and knowing they're there because of you. Rich in detail and accessible in style, Gardening for Wildlife is the crucial companion to novices and expert gardeners alike. Adrian Thomas dispels myths and offers new insights and ideas, helping everyone understand what to do so gardens, large or small, can become ideal homes for wildlife.
Building on the success of the award-winning first edition, this expanded and updated edition reflects new research and developments in nature-friendly gardening.The book serves as an expert guide to the practical aspects of this rewarding pastime and educates readers about the ecological principles involved, while exploding commonly held misconceptions that often deter people from pursuing a kinder approach to gardening.
Adrian Thomas provides a detailed guide to the many and varied species of flora and fauna that can contribute to a natural and healthy garden. There are practical sections to help you create entire habitats, such as woodland and meadow gardens, and a catalog of the top 400 best garden flowers, shrubs and trees for wildlife, each illustrated in a color photograph. If you love wildlife and want to encourage more to visit your garden, this inspirational book will help you sow the seeds and reap the rewards.