The ultimate guide to encouraging wildlife into the garden all year round.
Taking a month-by-month approach, The Wildlife Gardener's Almanac is packed with ideas, advice, tips and checklists, to give gardeners the best chance to make their contribution to conserving our native flora and fauna, no matter what size their garden.
Each chapter of this beautifully illustrated book presents an introduction to the wild plants and creatures to expect at that time of the year, lists of seasonal tasks with straightforward instructions on how to carry them out, detailed profiles of plants in bloom, and a practical project aimed at encouraging more wildlife into the garden, including making a wildlife pond, building a nest box, planning a herb bed, planting a wildflower meadow and more.
With appendices covering wildlife gardening in containers and suggested garden layouts, this guide offers a wealth of gardening information in an accessible format, allowing gardeners to find the advice they need, exactly when they need it.
Jackie Bennett writes about gardens, wildlife and natural history. Her books include Wild About the Garden (1998, Channel 4), The Writer's Garden (Frances Lincoln, 2014) and Shakespeare's Garden (Frances Lincoln, 2016) which was a finalist for the Garden Media Guild's Inspirational Book of the Year. Jackie appears at the Cheltenham Literary Festival, Write on Kew, Niddfest (Yorkshire), Wigtown Book Festival (Scotland) and the Charroux Literary Festival (France) and has contributed to various radio programmes and to BBC television's Countryfile.