Jul 6, 2021 • 1HR 22M

Ep 13. Nick Tew and Shrubby Cinqfoil

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The Wildlife Garden Podcast
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We are very excited this episode to introduce our listeners to PhD student Nick Tew who discusses some of the most up-to-date science around what plants are best for pollinators. In the same vein, we look at a wonderful shrub for both pollinators and caterpillars, the stunning Shrubby Cinqfoil or Potentilla fruticosa.

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Websites for Wildlife Gardeners


Vapourer (butterfly-conservation.org)

Scarlet Tiger (butterfly-conservation.org)

Yellow Dung Fly | NatureSpot

Pellucid Fly | NatureSpot


Nocturnal flight calling behaviour of thrushes in relation to artificial light at night | BTO - British Trust for Ornithology

Red squirrels and pine martens could lose protection in UK review, say experts | Wildlife | The Guardian

7th Quinquennial Review (QQR) of Schedules 5 and 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) - A summary by ARG UK - Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK

Nick Tew

Pioneering research reveals gardens are secret powerhouse for pollinators - British Ecological Society

Quantifying nectar production by flowering plants in urban and rural landscapes (bris.ac.uk)

[Live stream] Gardens: A Vital Refuge for Pollinators | Nick Tew - YouTube

Potentilla fruticosa

Potentilla_fruticosa_species_account.pdf (bsbi.org)

Potentilla fruticosa | Online Atlas of the British and Irish Flora (brc.ac.uk)

Scientific Name: Rosa acicularis Lindl (ualberta.ca)


Potentilla cultivation

Cuttings: hardwood / RHS Gardening

Cuttings: softwood / RHS Gardening

Layering / RHS Gardening

Potentilla fruticosa 'Medicine Wheel Mountain' | shrubby cinquefoil 'Medicine Wheel Mountain'/RHS Gardening

Potentilla fruticosa 'Floppy Disc' | shrubby cinquefoil 'Floppy Disc'/RHS Gardening

Potentilla fruticosa 'King Cup' | shrubby cinquefoil 'King Cup'/RHS Gardening

Potentilla fruticosa 'Pink Beauty' (PBR) | shrubby cinquefoil 'Pink Beauty'/RHS Gardening

Potentilla fruticosa 'Hopleys Orange' | shrubby cinquefoil 'Hopleys Orange'/RHS Gardening

Potentilla fruticosa [Marian Red Robin] = 'Marrob' (PBR) | shrubby cinquefoil Marian Red Robin/RHS Gardening

Potentilla fruticosa 'Groneland' | shrubby cinquefoil 'Groneland'/RHS Gardening

Potentilla fruticosa 'Abbotswood' | shrubby cinquefoil 'Abbotswood'/RHS Gardening

Next Book Club

Making a Wildflower Meadow by Pam Lewis

ISBN: 9780711236103

Making a Wildflower Meadow from Summerfield Books

Making a Wildflower Meadow : Pam Lewis, : 9780711236103 : Blackwell's (blackwells.co.uk)