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No Nettles Required

Author : Ken Thompson
ISBN : 9781446437803
Genre : Gardening
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In 2003 a MORI poll for the Royal Horticultural Society revealed that an extraordinary number of us are interested in attracting wildlife into our gardens. It also indicated, however, that many of us have no idea how to go about it. Information is sparse, and public opinion seems to suggest that gardens that are plentiful in wildlife are unattractive, expensive to upkeep and hard work to maintain. But this couldn't be further from the truth. In this illuminating book, Ken Thompson explains that encouraging wildlife is actually entirely compatible with ordinary gardening, costs next to nothing and is almost completely effortless. Packed with helpful hints and tips, the book shows us how easy it is to fill our gardens with everything from foxes, frogs and mice to butterflies, ladybirds and literally thousands of fascinating creepy-crawlies. Why should we? Because we'll be promoting the biodiversity of the UK, we'll be reconnecting with nature, getting more from our gardens, and we'll be doing our plants a favour.
Category: Gardening

Old Testament Story

Author : Audrey Nash
ISBN : 9781467881258
Genre : Education
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If you have a feeling that you are not clear on how the Old Testament stories all fit together, then Old Testament Story is the book for you. Or maybe you are a bit foggy as to what happened after the death of Solomon, or for some, the mist may thicken even earlier than that!. Then read this lively account of the Old Testament narrative which will help you grasp the whole story. The overall significance of each of such main events as the exodus from Egypt, the Sinai Covenant, the division of the kingdom Israel and the exile to Babylon, is spelled out. Further sections clarify the value of the Old Testament itself and the ways in which it looks forward to the New Testament.
Category: Education

Sowing Beauty

Author : James Hitchmough
ISBN : 9781604696325
Genre : Gardening
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“A hopeful and expansive book for the gardener who sees a field as a canvas.” —Publishers Weekly James Hitchmough is well-regarded in the design world for his exuberant, colorful, and flower-filled meadows. His signature style can be seen in prominent places like London’s Olympic Park and the Botanic Garden at the University of Oxford. Using a distinct technique of sowing meadows from seed, he creates plant communities that mimic the dramatic beauty of natural meadows and offer a succession of blooms over many months—a technique that can be adapted to work in both large-scale public gardens and smaller residential gardens. Sowing Beauty shows you how to recreate Hitchmough’s masterful, romantic style. You'll will learn how to design and sow seed mixes that include a range of plants, both native and exotic, and how to maintain the sown spaces over time. Color photographs show not only the gorgeous finished gardens, but also all the steps along the way.
Category: Gardening

An Ear To The Ground

Author : Ken Thompson
ISBN : 9781446437780
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 75.43 MB
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How did plants get to be the way they are? Why do they have pretty flowers? How different would things have been if the wrong kind of pollinators had got the upper hand? Why are Latin names so complicated, and why Latin anyway? Why is a weed-free lawn an ecological impossibility? This entertaining book gives the answers to these questions and many more. It shows how a little botanical knowledge can bring not just better results but peace of mind, and that losing sleep over such traditional gardening bogeys as weeds, pests and pruning is not necessarily the best course. In this new edition Ken Thompson grabs the opportunity to explain why any old plant will do for companion planting - but also that it can do as much harm as good - and why planting by the moon is complete and utter nonsense.
Category: Gardening

Rhs How Can I Help Hedgehogs

Author : Helen Bostock
ISBN : 9781784726782
Genre : Gardening
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Foreword written by Isabella Tree of the Knepp Wildland Project. RHS How Can I Help Hedgehogs? offers more than 100 ideas for you to help wildlife thrive in your garden. Packed with simple, low-cost ideas that will make a huge difference to the natural world, the book suggests ways to help birds, bees, butterflies, beetles and many other declining species. Hopeful, informative and entertaining, with plenty of 'I-never-knew-that' mini-features, this is a book you and your family need, and one that you'll all enjoy, too. Includes topics such as how to increase the biodiversity of your plot and how to improve your soil without using chemicals. Includes... - Can I make my garden bat-friendly? - Do green roofs work? - Why should I love my weeds? - Should I keep honey bees? - Which flowers are friendliest for moths? - Where's best for a bird box? - Is garden lighting disruptive? ...and many more.
Category: Gardening

Where Do Camels Belong

Author : Ken Thompson
ISBN : 9781771640978
Genre : Nature
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Where do camels belong? In the Arab world is the obvious answer. But they are relative newcomers there. They evolved and lived for tens of millions of years in North America, while today they retain their greatest diversity in South America and have their only wild populations in Australia. This is a classic example of the problems that underlie the issues of natural and invasive species, a hot issue right now, as the flip side of biodiversity. But do we need to fear invaders? And indeed, can we control them, and do we choose the right targets? In Where Do Camels Belong? Ken Thompson puts forward a fascinating array of narratives on invasive and natural plants and animals to explore what he sees as the crucial question — why only a minority of introduced species succeed, and why so few of them go on to cause trouble. He discusses, too, whether fear of invasive species could be getting in the way of conserving biodiversity, and especially of responding to the threat of climate change. This is a timely, instructive and controversial book that delivers unexpected answers.
Category: Nature

British Wildlife

Author :
ISBN : CORNELL:31924101497786
Genre : Natural history
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Category: Natural history

Planet Earth

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105131558251
Genre : Ecology
File Size : 77.70 MB
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Category: Ecology

Plant Talk

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924101498016
Genre : Plant conservation
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Category: Plant conservation