Roots and All Podcast Episode 21 – Wildlife Gardening with Kate Bradbury
Following on from my episodes on native vs. non-native plants and gardening for wildlife, who better for me to interview than wildlife gardening guru Kate Bradbury?
We talk about the best ways to garden for wildlife, including what to put in to your wildlife garden and what to leave out. Kate champions some unusual species and our conversation touches upon aspects that may surprise even the most seasoned wildlife gardener.
The timing was perfect too, as Kate’s new book Wildlife Gardening for Everyone and Everything hit the shelves 5 days ago. Once she’s tempted you with snippets of wildlife gardening gold, you can go buy the book and find out everything you need to know about turning your own garden, whatever its size, into a haven for all creatures great and small.
Providing shelter in the garden
Kate’s top features to include in a wildlife garden
Kate’s top plants for wildlife
Common mistakes we make when trying to help wildlife
The decline of certain species
Gardening for flies!
Resources for wildlife gardeners
About Kate Bradbury
Kate Bradbury is an award-winning author and journalist, specialising in wildlife gardening. She edits the wildlife pages of BBC Gardeners World Magazine and regularly writes articles for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, The Guardian, RHS magazine The Garden and BBC Wildlife and BBC Countryfile magazines.
In 2015 she became the first Butterfly Ambassador for conservation charity Butterfly Conservation, and she writes a quarterly column for its members magazine, Butterfly. Kate regularly talks at events and festivals, and appears on radio including BBC Gardeners Question Time and the popular RHS gardening podcast.
She also makes wildlife gardening videos for gardenersworld.com. She lives and breathes wildlife gardening, and is currently transforming a tired north-facing patio garden into a wildlife oasis, where she hopes to attract a wealth of creatures including frogs, toads, newts, birds, beetles, hedgehogs, butterflies, not to mention her very favourite, and first love: bees.
Buy a copy of Kate’s new book Wildlife Gardening for Everyone and Everything here
Kate on Twitter @Kate_Bradbury
On Instagram kategbradbury
The Bumblebee Flies Anyway by Kate Bradbury – Buy Here
The Wildlife Gardener by Kate Bradbury – Buy Here
Butterfly Conservation www.butterfly-conservation.org
Big Butterfly Count www.bigbutterflycount.org
Moths Count www.mothscount.org
Bumblebee Conservation Trust www.bumblebeeconservation.org
BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) www.bto.org