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Monday, 13 June 2022

#BookReview HOW TO MAKE A WILDFLOWER MEADOW by JAMES HEWETSON-BROWN @filbertpress

 


ABOUT THE BOOK

Flowering meadows are appealing to gardeners and valuable for wildlife, but they can be difficult to establish. This book will change all that with its pragmatic yet eco-friendly advice. Gardeners and landscape professionals alike will relish James Hewetson-Brown's common sense approach. There is no need to be an expert on habitat planting or plant ecology—just follow the step-by-step techniques. Using seed, plug plants, bulbs, and roll-out turf, you can establish meadow the same year you plant it. The book includes 30 case studies that describe successful meadow plantings alongside paths, utility areas, and ponds and in mixed borders, orchards, green roofs, sloping banks, and containers. Interviews offer a fascinating insight into the the installation process and the pleasures of living with a wildflower meadow.

PUBLISHED BY FILBERT PRESS


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MY REVIEW

This is a book packed full of great advice, and bright clear photos, to set you on the path of creating your own wildflower meadow, no matter how big or small the size of your plot is! And with wildflower meadows in decline we all need to do our bit, and this is the book to inspire you to create our own little patch of wildflower heaven!

This book takes you through step by step on the different processes that can be used to create a meadow from scratch - be that seeds, plugs, turf - and no matter what situation you have, there are tips to guide you through and make the right decision for a successful wildflower meadow creation!

It also delves in to the history, the benefits for wildlife, how to maintain and solve problems and I was also impressed with the case studies which featured meadows in various locations - green roofs, by the side of roads, modern, woodland - to name but a few - and featuring photos to show the before and after and help you through the design process.

Thank you to Filbert Press for my copy in return for a honest review.

★★★★★

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