We Made a Wildflower Meadow

By Yvette Verner

We Made a Wildflower Meadow
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Paperback, 144 pages £12.99
Published: 12th September 2019
ISBN: 9780857845245
Format: 234mm x 154mm


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Inspired by the idea of doing something positive for their local environment, Yvette Verner and her husband Mike bought a small field close to their home in the south of England. With the bountiful assistance of nature they have created a flower meadow which attracts a rich variety of wildlife, including badgers, deer and a multitude of birds and butterflies. In this book Yvette tells the story of their meadow: how they designed the layout, selected and planted wild flowers, trees and hedgesand spent many absorbing hours wildlife-watching. Meadows such as theirs support large populations of plants, insects, birds and other animals, and are extremely important in maintaining the ecological diversity of our countryside. Many meadow species that farmers and gardeners consider to be weeds are host to other forms of wildlife: the modest oxeye daisy alone supports over twenty species of insect!

In places, the biodiversity of our countryside is at an all-time low. This is a wonderful book that shows how each and every one of us can change all that, if only we care enough. Yvette and Mike did just that. They cared enough to spend their hard-earned wages, not on re-decorating the house or a new car, but on buying a tiny piece of land and putting it back into working order as a living, breathing meadow, giving them and their lucky neighbours an ever-changing panoply of nature, season by season. . . It is an inspiring story of our times, but it is much more than that for it is a vade mecum of how it was done and how youyes you, the readercan do it for yourself.

- David Bellamy

Yvette Verner

Yvette Verner and her husband have loved and cared for half an acre of meadow in East Sussex for over ten years. She is donating half of the royalties from this book to Plantlife International, the UKís leading charity dedicated to the conservation of wild plants in their natural habitats.

Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 144 pages
ISBN: 9780857845245
Format: 234mm x 154mm

BISAC Code:  GAR004000, GAR006000, GAR022000
Imprint: Green Books

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