Mike reveals how those of us living in cities can still do our bit for local wildlife. He takes a look at some foxes in Bristol, makes fat cakes for garden birds, and finds out how to make a city garden hedgehog-friendly.
Mike visits Dartmoor, celebrating the wildlife, landscape and gardens of one of Britain's most-visited wild places, and puts heathers, an iconic moorland plant which has gone out of fashion in the gardening world, back on the map. He visits wild ponies and Buckfast Abbey's bees, finds a rare beetle and stays at night to witness Britain's rarest bat, the Greater Horsehoe, coming out to feed.
Mike explores the history, beauty and inspiration of Wiltshire's increasingly-rare chalk downland, which is dotted with wildflowers, rare orchids and butterflies. He then reveals how gardeners can recreate the feel of wildflower meadows, and investigates how the insects that thrive on downland are aiding the growth of the Great Bustard population 150 years after they were almost hunted to extinction.
Still some time to kill before GW springs back into action so I thought I'd pop this one up.
Much like 'Wild About Your Garden', the focus here is all about attracting wildlife to your garden. The host, Mike Dilger, is a naturalist not a gardener. If grand design, elaborate plant scheme or wow-factor makeover is what you're after, you might want to pass.
Hope you enjoy. :)
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