The Ecological Gardener by Matt Rees-Warren
Engaging and quirky; full of ideas and inspiration for garden projects that you'll be itching to try for yourself. Dave Goulson, author of The Garden JungleA thoughtful and practical guide Country LifeDesign a garden for the future - because what we grow matters. Transform your garden into a self-sustaining haven for nature and wildlife.
Ecological garden designer Matt Rees-Warren shares inspirational design ideas and practical projects to help you create a garden that is both beautiful today and sustainable tomorrow. The Ecological Gardener will give you the tools to create an abundant, healthy garden from the soil up - a garden that welcomes birds and bees and allows native planting and wild flowers to flourish, with minimal carbon impact or need for fresh water. This book can guide both novice and experienced gardeners alike in their journey to a more ecological approach, and is full of practical projects and information, including:Finding the right design for your spaceCreating a wildflower meadowBuilding rainwater catchments and other tips for water conservationMaking compost from kitchen waste, leafmould, compost tea and moreCreating a space for wildlife such as hedgehogs, bees and other pollinatorsFinding beauty in your garden during the winterMatt will show you how to reimagine how you garden, working with nature instead of controlling it, to create a space that promotes both wildlife and beauty.