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Companion to Wildlife Gardening

Companion to Wildlife Gardening by Chris Baines and the Royal Horticultural Society gives advice on which plants to choose for bees, birds, and butterflies.  Advice is given on how to construct wildlife gardens and habitats.

  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited
  • Date Published: March 16, 2023
  • Pages: 272

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The Companion to Wildlife Gardening by Chris Baines is a comprehensive guide to creating a wildlife-friendly garden. It is packed with practical advice on everything from choosing the right plants to providing food and shelter for wildlife. The book is also full of beautiful illustrations and photographs, making it a pleasure to read.

The book is divided into four main sections:

  • Creating a wildlife habitat: This section covers the basics of wildlife gardening, such as choosing the right location for your garden, creating different habitats, and providing food and shelter for wildlife.
  • Plants for wildlife: This section provides detailed information on the best plants for attracting wildlife to your garden. The plants are grouped by type, such as nectar-rich plants, insect-attracting plants, and sheltering plants.
  • Attracting wildlife: This section covers a variety of ways to attract wildlife to your garden, such as providing water, creating nesting sites, and controlling pests and diseases.
  • Enjoying wildlife: This section provides tips on how to observe and enjoy the wildlife in your garden.

The Companion to Wildlife Gardening is an essential guide for anyone who wants to create a wildlife-friendly garden. It is packed with practical advice and information, and it is beautifully illustrated. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced gardener, this book will help you create a garden that is both beautiful and beneficial to wildlife.

Here are some of the key takeaways from the book:

  • Wildlife gardening is a great way to connect with nature and help to conserve our natural world.
  • Even a small garden can be home to a variety of wildlife, if it is designed with them in mind.
  • There are many different ways to attract wildlife to your garden, such as providing food, water, shelter, and nesting sites.
  • Wildlife gardening can be beneficial to both the environment and your own health and well-being.

If you are interested in creating a wildlife-friendly garden, I highly recommend reading the Companion to Wildlife Gardening by Chris Baines. It is a comprehensive and informative guide that will help you get started on the right foot.

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