This is the most successful gardens work with nature to create natural environments in which jobs such as pollination and pest control are left to the wildlife. In this definitive guide, Alan Titchmarsh shows how to create natural ecosystems in your garden to encourage beneficial insects, birds and other wildlife and establish the best environment in which your garden will thrive. This title features design ideas and planting plans for wildlife-friendly gardens, and wildlife gallery showing common birds, mammals, amphibians and insects and how to attract them to your garden. It discusses how to create natural habitats. It offers recommended trees, shrubs and flowers for biodiversity. It presents seasonal tasks for the year.
Originally trained at Hertfordshire College of Horticulture and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Alan Titchmarsh is the author of over 40 books about gardening, including How to be a Gardener Book 1: Back to Basics, the fastest-selling of all time in the genre, and the bestselling The Kitchen Gardener: How to Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg. He writes for BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, and is gardening correspondent for the Daily Express and Sunday Express. A frequent broadcaster, Alan has covered The Chelsea Flower Show for the BBC for over 25 years, he has a seasonal daily chat show on ITV, and a weekly show on Radio 2.