Planting with Nature
Written by Kirsty Wilson. Illustrated by Hazel France.
By re-imagining how we plan and use our gardens, we can all do our bit to support local wildlife, improve our health and help tackle the climate crisis. Positive steps, no matter how small, can really make a difference.
This is a practical, easy-to-use guide for anyone who wants to do their bit to boost nature in their patch and make the world a little greener. Illustrated with specially commissioned drawings, it contains essential information on many topics, from planting nectar-rich borders, native hedgerows, trees and wildflower meadows to creating rain gardens, green roofs and ponds.
These activities, together with the building of homes and feeders for birds, mammals, amphibians, bees and other insects, will encourage many kinds of native wildlife to thrive in your garden, no matter the size. Expert advice is also provided on sustainable gardening approaches to fruit and vegetable production, making compost and the creation of new plants through propagation.