[The Jungle Garden] E–pub ´ Dave Goulson


The Jungle Garden

The Jungle Garden Free download ã 0 Edes flies silverfish wasps beetles mice shrews and much much uietly living within just a few paces of youDave Goulson gives us an insight into the fascinating and sometimes weird lives of these creatures taking us burrowing into the compost h. I really enjoyed this book it taught me a lot and has me inspired and excited about my family gardenThis ecological education on a small scale is crucial to us reconnecting with nature on our doorstep rather than needing to travel to a tropical jungle and the discussion of growing your own vegetables is incredible Would recommendThe loss of one star is a harsh criticism mainly the the fact that I wanted photos of the bees described some of the plants discussed I guess a later book could give us some in depth advice on how to garden well too

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The Jungle Garden Free download ã 0 The Garden Jungle is about the wildlife that lives right under our noses in our gardens and parks between the gaps in the pavement and in the soil beneath our feet Wherever you are right now the chances are that there are worms woodlice centip. If you are fortunate to have a garden but don t really pay it much attention then you might not be aware of the insects and other wildlife that inhabit it at the moment It is a jungle out there but one that you need to get down on your hands and knees to see properly Everything from the microbes worms and ants in the soil to the insects that pollinate and right up to the small mammals and birds that prey on all of these creatures lower down the food chainIf you can tear your attention away from the screen and take a few moments to go out into the garden then we need to understand what makes them tick and some of their lifecycle to help these creatures For a lot of them their lives are short sharp and very often brutal Oh and weird very weird Goulson ventures beneath the soil into the compost heap and rootles around at the bottom of the pond to find out about their lives and just how intertwined all layers of life are on this planetInsects are the bottom in a very long food chain if they collapse in numbers then everything further up will suffer and the current evidence is suggesting that that collapse has already started A garden that is sensitively planted can bring a huge number of insects in and will help all types of wildlife Some insect friendly plants that are available from garden centres but a crowd funded PHD project found a cocktail of insecticides in particular neonicotinoids fungicides and other pesticides on them When Goulson raised this publicly some organisation have made steps to do something about this but other organisations who really should know better have maintained a worrying silence about thisDidn t feel that this was as good as his previous books but it is still as well written with the occasional humorous moment You also get a sense of his anger over the way that some things are continuing with the overwhelming evidence that drenching our land in chemicals is doing far harm than companies would have you believe His greatest ire is for the insect friendly plants that are being marketed his advice don t look for the label look at the plants that have lots of insects gathering around them and buy those instead and don t use chemicals on them when you do get them home He has a strong message that we would be wise to heed It is worth reading alongside The Bumble Bee Flies Anyway by Kate Bradbury and her account of changing a garden from a wildlife blackhole to a place full of life 35 stars

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The Jungle Garden Free download ã 0 Eap digging under the lawn and diving into the garden 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. I was going to knock this book down a star because of the occasional unnecessary inflammatory comment I came to learn about gardening not to hear about your thoughts on the current American president BUT I cannot because overall this book was just too darn inspiring and interesting and I feel like it sort of changed my life It s not a perfect book I wish there were references included for the studies he discussed for example but it gets five stars based on my emotional responseDave Goulson is definitely my favourite environmentalist after reading two of his books in the last couple months He has two others and I can t wait to read them His writing is so engaging and funny Though he is a bee scientist this book is a broader summary of various gardening topics with a large focus on insects and bug life The book is his glorious manifesto on how backyardallotment a British thing gardening could save the planet While I m sure there s a modern farmer or two that would be highly offended by some of his assertions he makes a pretty compelling argument that large scale monoculture farming is not nearly as efficient as it is generally believed to be At the same time he is uite realistic and measured in his arguments overall even when taking on controversial topicsReading a Dave Goulson book will make you want to tear up your lawn and plant a wildflower meadow start growing all your own food and butcher roadkill on your driveway kidding sort of about the last one but this man is a ridiculous hero of the environment and I love it If you are a gardener and want to incorporate sustainable practices into your growing this book is necessary reading If not I d recommend A Sting in the Tale over this one for of a general interestscience memoir book that will make you obsessed with bees

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  • The Jungle Garden
  • Dave Goulson
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  • 14 May 2018
  • 9781473562943

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  1. says: [The Jungle Garden] E–pub ´ Dave Goulson Dave Goulson Ç 0 review

    [The Jungle Garden] E–pub ´ Dave Goulson Dave Goulson has changed the lives of thousands of insects in my neighborhood He has inspired me to let the lawn grow to grow bee friendly flowers from seed to only buy peat free earth for my pots He has opened my eyes to the ecological collapse happening right before our eyesIntensive agricultural farming has had devastating effect on ear

  2. says: Dave Goulson Ç 0 review [The Jungle Garden] E–pub ´ Dave Goulson

    [The Jungle Garden] E–pub ´ Dave Goulson Read Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç Dave Goulson Goulson’s books are all great but also all of a piece such that you could pick 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 can do to

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    Read Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç Dave Goulson Dave Goulson Ç 0 review [The Jungle Garden] E–pub ´ Dave Goulson If you are fortunate to have a garden but don’t really pay it much attention then you might not be aware of the insects and other wildlife that inhabit it at the moment It is a jungle out there but one that you need to get down on y

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    review The Jungle Garden Read Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç Dave Goulson Dave Goulson Ç 0 review I bought this book for its title Gardening to save the planet and the blurb promised 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 furnish the scientific justification for it The autho

  5. says: [The Jungle Garden] E–pub ´ Dave Goulson

    [The Jungle Garden] E–pub ´ Dave Goulson I really enjoyed this book it taught me a lot and has me inspired and excited about my family gardenThis ecological educati

  6. says: [The Jungle Garden] E–pub ´ Dave Goulson Read Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç Dave Goulson Dave Goulson Ç 0 review

    review The Jungle Garden Dave Goulson Ç 0 review Read Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç Dave Goulson I so enjoyed this book It is not really about gardening at all but the author is passionate about insects and small animals The book is full of the amazing and often funny habits of ants ladybirds earthworms and

  7. says: review The Jungle Garden [The Jungle Garden] E–pub ´ Dave Goulson Read Ø PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ç Dave Goulson

    [The Jungle Garden] E–pub ´ Dave Goulson Dave please never stop I have just put my name on the list for allotment

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    [The Jungle Garden] E–pub ´ Dave Goulson 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 part 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 thi

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    [The Jungle Garden] E–pub ´ Dave Goulson Dave Goulson Ç 0 review review The Jungle Garden I was going to knock this book down a star because of the occasional unnecessary inflammatory comment I came to learn about gardening not to hear about your thoughts on the current American president BUT I cannot because overall this book was

  10. says: review The Jungle Garden Dave Goulson Ç 0 review [The Jungle Garden] E–pub ´ Dave Goulson

    [The Jungle Garden] E–pub ´ Dave Goulson Dave Goulson Ç 0 review review The Jungle Garden The 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 projects taking farm land or even areas of lawn and letting natu

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