The Wildlife Garden Podcast
The Wildlife Garden Podcast
Ep 20. Pollination perfection and ‘The Gin Shrub‘

Ep 20. Pollination perfection and ‘The Gin Shrub‘

Book club is upon us so we delve deep into the world of pollination with a fantastic book by ecologist Professor Jeff Ollerton. After that, Ellie takes a sip of our homemade Sloe Gin while Ben waxes lyrical about the fantastic (if thorny) shrub Prunus spinosa, otherwise known as the Blackthorn.

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Book Club - Pollinators and Pollination

ISBN 9781784272289


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The Wildlife Garden Podcast
The Wildlife Garden Podcast
A monthly podcast on how to garden for wildlife right at home with top-tips, plant ideas and even a book club!