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Anyone read Dave Goulson's new book?

GrannybeeGrannybee Sunny South EnglandPosts: 248
It's called 'The Garden Jungle or Gardening to Save the Planet'. Bit scary ... I might never eat much again!


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160
    thanks fro reminding me. I forgot to order mine.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 5,616
    He's got a good article all about his garden and book in this month's BBC Wildlife magazine. I love his writing so can't wait to get this new book. I'm not sure I'm in the mood for doom and gloom right now but some garden inspiration would be nice.
  • HouseFinchHouseFinch British Columbia, Canada (Zone 5)Posts: 325
    "To make mulberry muffins [ ] 1. Grow mulberry tree. It may take ten years or more to fruit, since they are slow-growing trees. If you are in a hurry, buy a house with an established one in the garden...."
    Longest recipe I've ever seen in my life. Seems like a good read. Will have to keep an eye out for it when it's available here.
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 5,616
    I'm finally getting around to reading this book but I must say it should be compulsary reading for all gardeners. It's packed full of useful information about insects in the garden and the wider picture of farming and pesticide use etc which I think will be helpful for all of us. Dave Goulson is a specialist in bees so there's some good parts about them and especially solitary bees and bug hotels which has answered a lot of questions I had anyway. All of Goulson's books have been really good reads, heavy in the subject but with a light, humorous and easy to read writing style and plenty of positives to balance the inevitable negatives of climate change and threats to insects.
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