The Ecological Gardener is a book to show how to transform your garden into a self-sustaining haven for nature and wildlife. Matt shares inspirational design ideas and practical projects, to create a garden that is both beautiful today, and sustainable tomorrow. See make your garden safe for pets to know toxic plants and other items to avoid.
Learn how to build a garden that welcomes birds and bees, and allows native planting and wildflowers to flourish, with minimal carbon impact or need for fresh water. Ideal for novice or experienced gardens, you’ll learn how to:
- Find the right design for your space
- Create a wildflower meadow
- Build rainwater catchments
- Conserve water
- Make compost from kitchen waste
- Make leaf mould & compost tea
- Create a hedgehog-friendly garden
- Find beauty in your garden, in winter
Matt Rees-Warren is an ecological gardener, designer and writer. He has designed gardens for private clients in south west England and also worked for the National Trust and Kilver Court Gardens. He is an advocate of organic gardening, permaculture, no-dig gardening and wildlife gardening.
The Garden Refresh is for anyone who does not have the budget to hire a team, to build your dream garden. This creative guide for the budget-conscious, design-savvy homeowner is here to help. Find information on low-investment landscaping materials and focal points, plus how to make compost and homemade fertiliser and grow plants from seed. Buy plants for four-season beauty and landscape with edibles and use companion planting. Includes easy homemade remedies to common garden problems and earth-friendly actions.
Grow Now is a book on how home gardeners can save the planet. Find info on biodiversity and rewilding, no-dig gardening and compost, growing fruits and vegetables and plants to attract bees and butterflies, lawn alternatives and seed starters, soil health and companion planting.
A Food Forest In Your Garden shows how to grow low-maintenance and nature-friendly seasonal food from Scottish plant expert Alan Carter, whether you have a small terrace garden, allotment or smallholding. Grow fruits, layer root crops and edible shrubs below tree crops that is also wildlife-friendly. Map your climate and design your plot with mulching, weeding and pruning and then find 170 plants and fungi suitable for many climates, with growing, harvesting and cooking tips including strawberries, beans, shiitake mushrooms.
The Healthy Garden: Simple Steps for a Greener World includes tip on living closer to nature in your own backyard. From dozens of experts comes tips on gardening to build health, landscape design, soil science and plant choices.
Set of 3 Solar-Powered Bee Lights
This set of 3 solar-powered bee lights light up automatically after charging in direct sunlight during the day, so you don’t have to worry about charging batteries, or switching the lights on or off. The perfect way to add interest to an outdoor space, hand from branches, on washing lines or fences. Includes a crocodile clip and spring for hanging. Charges in direct sunlight, for up to 6 hours light. Keep small parts away from pets and children.
Solar power is not always needing the sun, usually our daylight is enough. One expert calculated that given enough space, we could charge the entire world with sunlight – difficult, but it could be done. So in theory, we don’t need bird-and-bat-killing wind turbines, nor fracking or nuclear power.