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#28 Chris Baines - THE RHS COMPANION TO WILDLIFE GARDENING - How to make a wildlife garden

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In this episdoe sponsored by Genus Gardenwear Joff talks to wildlife expert Chris Baines about his book THE RHS COMPANION TO WILDLIFE GARDENING - how to make a wildlif garden. First published in 1985 this book has now been fully updated and revised by Chris with new illustrations and highlights the changes in garden wildlife over the last 30 years.  It incorporates the latest RHS research and updated best practice. 

Chris talks about his days on BBC Gardeners World in the late 80's with Peter Seabrook and his time at BBC pebble Mill in the 80's. 

This book was first released at The RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 1985 where Chris built a groundbreakingwildlife garden that caught the nation's imagination. 


Chis also discusses why to make a wildlife garden in the first place. What different habitats you can create, and what to expect to see - quite a lot for those with the time and patience to sit and observe.

An oxymoron? A wild vegetable garden?

Chris was instrumental in setting up National Nest Box Week and International Dawn Chorus Day. 

This book from Quarto/Frances Lincoln is being released on 16th February 2023.

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