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RHS Do Bees Need Weeds is packed with more than 100 practical questions and answers to help you become a more eco-friendly gardener, and show you how to adopt a more sustainable way of gardening. The book includes simple, low-cost ideas, from fun projects such as how to build a wormery or a homemade water butt to advice on which plants suit bees best and how to achieve a zero-waste garden.
In these pages, you will find dozens of solutions to common garden problems as well as inspiring innovations that reduce your gardening consumption, tackle waste and help the environment. Filled with fascinating facts and ideas that will help you make a real difference to the green credentials of your garden, this book is both 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 questions such as:
- Which features will make my garden greener?
- Are my garden lights harmful?
- How can a lawn be wildlife-friendly?
- Is it ever OK to have a bonfire?
- Are there alternatives to plastic?
- Can I grow year-round crops?
- Is it OK to buy compost?
Holly Farrell spent two years at RHS Gardens Wisley where she gained the Wisley Diploma in Practical Horticulture, and the RHS Certificate and Diploma (both with Commendation), and where she won the Nicholson Prize for overall contribution to RHS Garden Wisley as a trainee. After working as Head Gardener on a private estate she now combines designing and improving gardens for private clients with her developing career as a garden writer for publications such as Kitchen Garden and the RHS magazine The Garden. Holly is the author of several books including RHS Gardening for Mindfulness, RHS Little Book of Happy Houseplants and Planting Plans for Your Kitchen Garden: How to Create a Vegetable, Herb and Fruit Garden in Easy Stages. She lives in Oxfordshire.
Gareth Richards has been the Digital Features Editor for the RHS since 2014, and has worked on The Garden – the biggest gardening magazine in the UK. He is a keen gardener, allotmenteer and keeper of bees and chickens.