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No Nettles Required: The Reassuring Truth about Wildlife Gardens

Handbook / Manual
Common sense approach to wildlife gardening

By: Ken Thompson

183 pages, Illus

Eden Project Books

Paperback | Mar 2007 | #166002 | ISBN-13: 9781905811144
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NHBS Price: £7.99 $10/€9 approx

About this book

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.

From a review by Steve Head in the New Scientist:
'Fantastic science writing for a lay audience, with sentences such as, "Hoverfly larvae look like lumps of animated snot...but they look far worse if you're an aphid."'


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Biography

KEN THOMPSON is a plant ecologist. he is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield where he was a key member of the first of two 'Biodiversity of Urban Gardens' (BUGS) projects investigating the significance of urban gardens as habitats for 'natural' biodiversity. Ken Thompson has written over 100 articles for scientific journals and writes a regular column on the science of gardening for Organic Gardening magazine. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed An Ear to the Ground: Garden Science for Ordinary Mortals.

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