Jan 14, 2022 • 1HR 10M

Ep 22. Delightful Dog Roses and Dr Ian Bedford pt. 2

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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!
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A new year is upon us and we start in style by taking a break from our own rules and discuss wildlife we've seen outside gardens over the Christmas holidays. Then we return to the fantastic Dr Ian Bedford who tells us exactly why there is no need for pesticides in any garden! We finish by discussing the delightful Dog Rose, whose ruby red berries speckle hedgerows up and down the country over winter.

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Marsh Harrier



Barn Owl

Plants looking good now

Iris unguicularis

Mahonia x media

Mahonia 'Soft Caress'



Clematis cirrhosa

Winter Flowering Cherry

Witch Hazel


Deschampsia cespitosa

Crab Apple

Dr Ian Bedford

Dr Ian Bedford (Garden Club Speaker) (myfreesites.net)

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Dog Rose

Rosa canina L. | Plants of the World Online | Kew Science

Rosa canina - Trees and Shrubs Online

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List of Rosa species - Wikipedia

Morphological and AFLP-based Differentiation within the Taxonomical Complex Section Caninae (subgenus Rosa) | Annals of Botany | Oxford Academic (oup.com)

Dog Rose (Rosa canina) - British Plants - Woodland Trust

DOG-ROSE-document-November-2017.pdf (bsbi.org)

Evidence of apomixis in hemisexual dogroses, Rosa section Caninae | SpringerLink

Dog-rose (Rosa canina) (plantlife.org.uk)

Oxford University Plants 400: Rosa canina

Multiple and asymmetrical origin of polyploid dog rose hybrids (Rosa L. sect. Caninae (DC.) Ser.) involving unreduced gametes | Annals of Botany | Oxford Academic (oup.com)

Dog Rose (Rosa canina) - British Plants - Woodland Trust

Wildlife on Dog Rose

Brown-tail | UKmoths

Shoulder Stripe (Earophila badiata) (=Anticlea badiata) - Norfolk Moths - The macro and micro moths of Norfolk.

Common carder bee - Bumblebee Conservation Trust

White-tailed bumblebee - Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Robin's pincushion | The Wildlife Trusts

Flower crab spider | The Wildlife Trusts

Diet | Hampshire Dormouse Group

How to grow Dog Rose

Rosa canina - BBC Gardeners' World Magazine (gardenersworld.com)

Rosa canina 'Andersonii'|rose 'Andersonii'/RHS Gardening

Rosa canina (S)|dog rose/RHS Gardening

Dog Rose Page 1 of 0 - How to Grow from Seed (tcv.org.uk)

Cuttings: softwood / RHS Gardening

Cuttings: hardwood / RHS Gardening