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Making A Wildflower Meadow

Author : Pam Lewis
ISBN : 0711236100
Genre : Nature
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Meadow-making helps preserve our fragile environment from further decline but it requires knowledge and skill to create a successful meadow. In this timely book, Pam Lewis's passion for traditional pasture management and the preservation of our native species of plants and her extensive meadow-making experience, are translated into an easy-to-read, informative and highly practical text on creating and preserving wildflower meadows - from the smallest garden meadow to large-scale field projects. Sticky Wicket in Dorset has been a mecca for serious garden visitors for many years and photographs of its beautiful gardens regularly appear in the gardening press. Created by Pam and Peter Lewis over the last fifteen years, the five acres of land have always been regarded as a haven for wildlife and managed accordingly. Passionate about the preservation of England's dwindling meadows, Pam hopes to inspire others to create their own in this fascinating book, a combination of ecological sustainability and hands-on gardening. Prefaced by the champion of meadow gardening, Dame Miriam Rothschild, it explains how these""overgrown""green oases support and sustain a fast-vanishing population of essential wildlife - insects, mammals, birds and flora. Whether they are dry, wet, natural or created, Pam explains how to manage and care for your meadow in sympathy with nature. She teaches what to look for when first appraising a meadow, when to mow, when to sow, when to 'weed', when to plant. This is also a history of Sticky Wicket and its horticultural developments - the lessons learned, the experience gained along with a frightening insight into how over-cultivation by farmers and acquisition by property developers is slowly but surely destroying England's green and pleasant land. Accompanied by the photographs of acclaimed garden photographer Steven Wooster, the book shows what can be done by gardeners everywhere to halt this destruction and restore beauty to the countryside.
Category: Nature

How To Make A Wildflower Meadow

Author : James Hewetson-Brown
ISBN : 0993389236
Genre :
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Flowering meadows are appealing to gardeners and valuable for wildlife, but they can be difficult to establish. This book will change all that with its pragmatic yet eco-friendly advice. Gardeners and landscape professionals alike will relish James Hewetson-Brown's common sense approach. There is no need to be an expert on habitat planting or plant ecology just follow the step-by-step techniques. Using seed, plug plants, bulbs, and roll-out turf, you can establish meadow the same year you plant it. The book includes 30 case studies that describe successful meadow plantings alongside paths, utility areas, and ponds and in mixed borders, orchards, green roofs, sloping banks, and containers. Interviews offer a fascinating insight into the the installation process and the pleasures of living with a wildflower meadow."

Making Garden Meadows

Author : Jenny Steel
ISBN : 1908241225
Genre : Wild flower gardening
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A practical guide to creating a beautiful native wildflower meadow or a colourful area of cornfield annuals, in even the smallest of gardens.
Category: Wild flower gardening

Creating A Wildflower Meadow

Author : Henry W. Art
ISBN : 9781603422536
Genre : Gardening
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Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
Category: Gardening

Wildflower Meadows

Author : Margaret Pilkington
ISBN : 1906506264
Genre : Gardening
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This book is a celebration of meadows and their wildflowers. Once common-place and familiar to all, not many now remain and their typical flowers are rapidly becoming a folk memory. Stylised meadow flowers, evoking a by-gone era of rural idyll and permanent summer sunshine, are used to sell everything from tea-towels to china plates and cups. Here we reveal their true beauty with close-up photography of flower detail and more distant shots setting them in their meadow context. The 1800s are sometimes referred to as the Golden Age of Farming, but social history reveals a different story. Life was hard for the farm labourers and the picturesque cottages they lived in had leaking roofs, but nature and wildflowers thrived. The meadows and the wildflowers described in this book are survivors from this golden age: a time when there was a meadow full of wildflowers and butterflies down every lane.
Category: Gardening

Rspb Gardening For Wildlife

Author : Adrian Thomas
ISBN : 9781472938596
Genre : Gardening
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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 the latest 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 that can contribute to a natural and healthy garden. Practical sections help you create entire habitats, such as woodland and meadow gardens, in your garden. And the massively expanded catalogue of the top 500 best garden flowers, shrubs and trees for wildlife, now includes colour photos of every species. 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.
Category: Gardening

Taylor S Master Guide To Landscaping

Author : Rita Buchanan
ISBN : 0618055908
Genre : Gardening
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Reveals the vital components of landscape design, offering advice on choosing a site, selecting plants, creating garden accessories, and maintaining a landscape.
Category: Gardening

Plant User Handbook

Author : James Hitchmough
ISBN : 9781405173094
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 24.14 MB
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An invaluable reference source on soft landscape specification for professional landscapers. Each topic is written by a leading specialist in the field and covers technical data with practical guidance. Ecological characteristics, selection, procurement, elements of planting design, site preparation, establishment and maintenance are all considered.
Category: Architecture

Storey S Basic Country Skills

Author : John Storey
ISBN : 9781603427371
Genre : House & Home
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Whether you live on a small suburban lot or have a many acres in the country, this inspiring collection will empower you to increase your self-sufficiently and embrace a more independent lifestyle. A variety of authors share their specialized knowledge and provide practical instructions for basic country skills like preserving vegetables, developing water systems, keeping farm animals, and renovating barns. From sharpening an axe to baking your own bread, you’ll be amazed at the many ways learning traditional skills can enrich your life.
Category: House & Home

A Guide To Great Field Trips

Author : Kathleen Carroll
ISBN : 9781569762097
Genre : Education
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Explores the importance of field trips and discusses how to increase students' learning experience outside of traditional classroom settings.
Category: Education

Lawns Collins Practical Gardener

Author : Martin Fish
ISBN : 9780007596652
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 90.15 MB
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This ebook has been optimised for tablets. Keeping a healthy and verdant lawn can be a real challenge. Collins Practical Gardener Lawns looks at all imaginable aspects of starting and maintaining a lawn.
Category: Gardening

The Natural Garden Book

Author : Peter Harper
ISBN : 0671743236
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 34.57 MB
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Provides practical suggestions for creating ecologically sound gardens
Category: Gardening

The Wildlife Garden

Author : Jackie Bennett
ISBN : 0715300334
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 78.84 MB
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Suggests seasonal tasks to maintain a wildlife garden, and provides ideas for twelve garden projects
Category: Gardening

Making Christmas Special Again Their One Night Christmas Gift Making Christmas Special Again Pups That Make Miracles Their One Night Christmas Gift Pups That Make Miracles Mills Boon Medical

Author : Annie O'Neil
ISBN : 9780008902001
Genre : Fiction
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Making Christmas Special Again Can she reopen her heart – to love? In this Pups that Make Miracles story, vet Esme Ross-Wylde simply wants to offer lone-wolf A&E consultant Max Kirkpatrick the proceeds from her charity ball to keep his therapy unit open. Until he reawakens all her senses...
Category: Fiction

Wildflowers Across America

Author : Lady Bird Johnson
ISBN : 0896597709
Genre : Gardening
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A former First Lady, collaborates with a leading horticulturalist to present information on preserving and growing native wildflowers
Category: Gardening

The First Time Gardener

Author : Pattie Barron
ISBN : 0517886197
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 37.52 MB
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Richly illustrated with 150 color illustrations and 65 color photos, this book covers everything from buying plants and controlling pests to pruning, transplanting, and fertilizing, and even how to plant to attract certain kinds of butterflies and birds.
Category: Gardening

Country Life

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132666152
Genre : Country life
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Category: Country life