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The Jungle GardenThe Garden Jungle by Dave Goulson was just what I was looking for in a garden read as we start our garden this year in earnest It was full of interesting knowledge about apples earwigs worms bees bug hotels moths auatic insects and I honestly never knew how beneficial earwigs are "but have loved worms and ladybirds for most of my life I loved reading about rewilding rojects taking "have loved worms and ladybirds for most of my life I loved reading about rewilding Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 27 projects taking land or even areas of lawn and letting nature take its course How yellow rattle will kill off the surrounding grass and allow for wildflowers to grow while also beingolinator friendly About the real dangers of spraying any esticides and that many nursery lants often test ositive for residue Instead Insects Can Easily Be Controlled By Enticing can easily be controlled by enticing natural redators into our gardensI now want to have a mini ond ut up bug hotels all over and Zheng Guogu plant a few dwarf apple trees to try some of the 700 varieties available andlan to grow as much as I can from seeds and as many different varieties as ossibleAlso did you know apples came from Kazakhstan This is a book that will make you look at your garden differently It doesn t only focus on how it looks but the goings on underneath the soil and the insects and wildlife that visits your little art of the earth daily and as a keen gardener and fan of wildlife I m even eager now to do bit and take time out to notice the little things and leave things I m even eager now to do bit and take time out to notice the little things and leave things little wild to help do my bitThis is a really relevant book for the times we are living in and no than now with many Frںuhzeit Des Ostslaventums people staying home due to the lockdown and spending time in their garden than they normally do The only downside for me is that theeople who need to read this the most are the ones who won t Forbidden Knowledge pick this up as it s not full of glossyhotos or uick fixes for a low maintenance garden the kind of Whose Life Is It Anyway?: Living through your 20s on your own terms people who revel in the throwaway society we find ourselves in who want everything to be easy to look after and to keep all the creepy crawlies out This books shows just how important all the wildlife is to the make up of the garden and doesn treach at you but explains things brilliantly and shows just how simple it can be to get the balance in the garden just rightThere are nods to using The Rumsfeld Way: The Leadership Wisdom of a Battle-Hardened Maverick peat free compost the benefits of being outdoors the importance of allotments and growing your own along with many other subjects such as the variety of animals that use our gardens daily that shows that we can all do our bit in a little way to help thislanet of our. SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER The Garden Jungle is a wonderful introduction to the hundreds of small creatures with whom we live cheek by jowl and of the myriad ways that we can encourage them to thrive The Garden Jungle is about the wildlife that lives right under our noses in our gardens and arks between the gaps in the avement and in the soil beneath our feet Wherever you are right now the chances are that there are worms woodlice centipedes flies silverfish wasps beetles mice shrews and much much uietly living. S I really loved seeing a "LIST OF FAVOURITE PLANTS HE USES "of favourite lants he uses attract different forms of wildlife along with instructions on how to make your own wormery which has got me tempted to give it a go I ve learnt so much from this book and found it to be so informative and interesting from a man who is clearly The Little Book of Breakthrough: Breakthrough Thoughts for Manifesting Your Heaven on Earth passionate about the subject he writes out Highly recommended I so enjoyed this book It is not really about gardening at all but the author isassionate about insects and small animals The book is full of the amazing and often funny habits of ants ladybirds earthworms and so on But there is always a serious side There is much to be said in Genocide of One praise of composting and digging Dave Goulson goes overboard about the modern garden centre but he does admit it too I learned a lot and started to look much closely at my logile I bought this book for its title Gardening to save the Nintendo Wii Flash Game Creator's Guide: Design, Develop, and Share Your Games Online planet and the blurbromised a discussion of the kind of re wilding I had learned about from Isabella Tree s Wilding as applied to a smaller size garden I d already stopped mowing and weeding and this seemed to a smaller size garden I d already stopped mowing and weeding and this seemed to the scientific justification for it The author is a Star Wars - Jabba the Hutt - The Art of the Deal professor of biologyAnd indeed I learned a number of interesting and entertaining things about my garden its earwigs its ants very militant its worms and how little we know about them its bees and itsond life Each chapter is The Real Estate Entrepreneur: Everything You Need to Know to Grow Your Own Brokerage preceded by a useless recipe I get irritated with books that can t decide what they want to do gardening cookbook Cobbler stick to your last I was appalled to discover how manyesticides the lants I buy at garden centres are treated with and how bee attracting garden centre lants can actually be toxic to bees It was salutary to be reminded that 76% of the world s arable land is being used for meat New Cutting Edge Elementary Students' Book productionThen the author described how he likes to collect skin chop up freeze and cook roadkill This was one eccentricity too far for me and also like the recipes only tenuously related to gardening it seemed likeroselytisingStill I would have given this 4 stars for readability usefulness and heart in the right Meditation Express: Stress Relief in 60 Seconds Flat place However this one sentence on the very lastage caused my rating to tumble Whatever your view on Brexit it frees us from the Common Agricultural Policy and rovides a golden opportunity to turn farming on its head to make the radical changes that are urgently needed before most of our wildlife and our soils have gone In your dreams DaveFirstly Goulson displays astou. Within just a few aces of youDave Goulson gives us an insight into the fascinating and sometimes weird lives of these creatures taking us burrowing into the compost heap digging under the lawn and diving into the garden Challenged by Love E-Boxed Set pond He explains how our lives and ultimately the fate of humankind are inextricably intertwined with that of earwigs bees lacewings and hoverflies unappreciated heroes of the natural world The Garden Jungle is at times an immensely serious book exploring the environmental harm inadvertently. Ndingolitical naivety if he believes that the Communicating With Animals : The Spiritual Connection Between People and Animals politicians driving Brexit are in any way interested in saving thelanet and turning farming on its head to fund small holders and allotments Goulson s dream we all become self sufficient food growing allotmenteers as in the Dig for Victory war years Secondly Goulson does not know whereof he speaks Here again Isabella Tree is much knowledgeable even handed and nuanced she has trodden the aths of bureaucracy she knows that it takes erseverance and international co operation to make a difference to perseverance and international co operation to make a difference to reservation she notes how industrial mono cultural farming began way before Britain joined the Common MarketI begrudge the second star but I did think the book was worth reading Just don t spend any money on it I regret any royalties going to a BrexiteerFormat handsomely roduced hardback with a lovely cover drawn by Lesley Buckingham smooth floppy Our Fake Relationship paper clear font typeset in Adobe Caslon I always appreciate aublisher in this case Jonathan Cape telling me the type Goulson s books are all great but also all of a The Blitzkrieg Legend piece such that you couldick just one to read and it might as well be A Sting in the Tale and don t necessarily need to follow it with the rest His focus in all his books is on insect life what it says about the state of the environment in general and what we is on insect life what it says about the state of the environment in general and what we do to The Crown protect and encourage wildlife in thelaces where we live Here he exposes the damage done by gardening and farming as usual and suggests what and how regular Über Nacht people can grow in their backyards and allotmentsThe most valuable chapter is onesticides it s truly alarming how widespread they are and how difficult to avoid He describes organic food growing your own in the language of Pascal s wager along the lines of you might as well avoid Ad Astra pesticides even if we one day find out that they weren t so bad after all you would have lived aretty healthy and environmentally low impact life p 89 90There are even recipes Amusingly the mulberry muffin recipe begins Grow mulberry tree It may take ten years or to fruit I had never heard of jam being made in a microwave and though I m not completely convinced about it I will at least look into that techniue some I like this idea what if we had "another dig for victory style campaign supported by the government as during "dig for victory style campaign supported by the government as during A convincing last line If you really want to leave your grandchildren a healthy lanet to live on fat chance it s time to get out in the garden and dig. Done by gardeners who buy intensively reared Everything But The Girl plants in disposablelastic Sport Social Work: Promoting the Functioning and Well-Being of College and Professional Athletes pots sprayed withesticides and grown in Modern Art Death of a Culture peat cut from the ground Goulson argues that gardens could becomelaces where we can reconnect with nature and rediscover where food comes from With just a few small changes our gardens could become a vast network of tiny nature reserves where humans and wildlife can thrive together in harmony rather than conflictFor anyone who has a garden and cares about our The Lost Library: The Autobiography of a Culture planet this book is essential readi.