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Gardening with Wildlife in Mind - free CD


Hi! I’m hoping this blog will encourage all you lovely GOY folks to think about gardening with wildlife in mind. There is a free CD from enquiries if you email: There are over 500 plants listed. It also lists some 300 creatures from birds to hoverflies, and 200 suggestions for attracting and supporting wildlife from bat boxes to making a pond. And more detailed advice about creating good areas for wildlife.

You could also visit, which has downloadable PDF files.

The following books I borrowed from the library were all brilliant:

Bird friendly garden by Stephen Moss

Attracting wildlife to your garden by Michael Chinery

Attracting wildlife to your garden by Burton & Tipling

Creating a flower meadow by Yvette Verner

Creating a wildlife garden by Bob & Liz Gibbons

The Daily Telegraph, Wildlife gardening by Charlie Ryrie

But my fav. of all, and in fact I’ve bought one for my mother’s day present (! Yes, I know! All you mum’s out there know what our men are like!!)

How to make a wildlife garden by Chris Baines, ISBN: 0 7112 1711 4.

I found I was making so many notes, I might as well have written the whole book out!!!

Some other books, which I’ve not yet got my hands on is:

Urban wildlife by Peter Shirley

Wildlife begins at home by Tony Soper

Please write to this blog if I’ve managed to interest anyone! Thanks, Lindsey :-)

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Thanks for all this information about gardening for wildlife Seems more and more people are coming around to this thinking,and personally dont see why wildlife and gardening should not go hand in hand .Another book we found,and which has been purchased by some GoY members is the new BTO book entitled " Garden Birds and Wildllife.Its great !

28 Feb, 2009


Sorry Bonkersbon, what is BTO? I wouldn't mind trying to have a look at this book that you've mentioned? Thanks!

2 Mar, 2009


Hi Craftnutter...stands for British Trust for Ornithology,and the authors are Mike Toms and Dr Paul Sterry.Hope this helps..apparently available with Amazon half price...we paid full price at christmas ! Fools ! Think you will find it is a great book !

2 Mar, 2009


Thanks so much, now off to look it up! (skips off happily!!)

3 Mar, 2009


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3 Mar, 2009


I don't think many of us need too much encouraging to consider wildlife whislt gardening, but some very useful references, thanks.

15 Mar, 2009


Thanks Paul, Good, glad it's of use!

17 Mar, 2009

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