Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Recommended Reading - No Nettles Required

No Nettles Required by Ken Thompson dispells many wildlife gardening myths and I highly recommend it. As Mr Thompson points out much of the accessable information on wildlife gardening is provided by groups with specific creatures (or sales) in mind, or indeed regugitated old stuff.

This is a book like no other, based on a research project that envolved some 60 Sheffield gardens. Ordinary gardens such as you and I or your next door neighbour might have.
It's written in a fairly amusing style and makes fascinating reading, but even if you just want to skim the book you'll gain lots of information from the pointers in each chapter.

One of the most important being that like it or not we are all wildlife gardeners.

I borrowed this book from the library but of course you can get it here where you'll also find lots of reviews.

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  1. That's sounds most interesting, I shall have to get hold of a copy! xx

  2. Thanks for sharing that, I will add it to my long list of books I must get.
    Love Lou xxx

  3. We ARE all Wildlife Gardeners!

  4. Surrounded by the wild as we are here I actually try to do my bit of garden for us, but the wild eventually wins over!


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