Mar 2, 2021 • 1HR 3M

Ep 4. Wildlife Gardening and Dogwood

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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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It's about time we gave a general background to Wildlife Gardening! Plus, we have a look at one of our favourite native shrubs Cornus sanguinea, also known as the Dogwood.

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Plants we mentioned

  • Crocus mixed

  • Iris reticulata

  • Night stocks - Matthiola longipetala subspbicornis

  • Night phlox - Zaluzianskya ovata

  • Fuscia sp.

  • Clover - Trifolium repens

  • Berberis

  • Ceanothus

  • Ribes sanguineum

  • Willow

  • Echinacea purpurea

  • Acid loving plants

    • Skimmia japonica

    • Camelia japonica

    • Heather

    • Rhododendron sp.


Hedge your bets with ‘super plant’ to fight air pollution / RHS Gardening

Quantifying nectar production by flowering plants in urban and rural landscapes - Tew - - Journal of Ecology - Wiley Online Library


Biological Flora of Central Europe: Cornus sanguinea L. - ScienceDirect

Cornus sanguinea | Online Atlas of the British and Irish Flora (

Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea) - British Trees - Woodland Trust

Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea) | Wytham Woods (

Cuttings: hardwood / RHS Gardening

Buy dogwood Cornus sanguinea 'Midwinter Fire' (

Cornus sanguinea 'Magic Flame' | dogwood 'Magic Flame'/RHS Gardening

Cornus sanguinea 'Anny's Winter Orange' | dogwood 'Anny's Winter Orange'/RHS Gardening

Andrena cineraria : Ashy Mining Bee | NBN Atlas

Pellucid Fly | NatureSpot

What is wildlife gardening?

RHS Companion to Wildlife Gardening: Baines, Chris: 9780711237919: Books

The Making of a Wildlife Garden - part one (of two) - YouTube

The Making of a Wildlife Garden - part two - YouTube

Biodiversity | Great Dixter

What to do with autumn leaves – Ellies Wellies Organic Gardening

The projects - Back From The Brink (

Drone-fly | National Insect Week

Next month’s book:

ISBN 9781472956057

Wildlife Gardening: For Everyone and Everything from Summerfield Books

Wildlife Gardening: For Everyone and Everything | NHBS Good Reads

Wildlife Gardening: For Everyone and Everything (The Wildlife Trusts) Kate Bradbury: Bloomsbury Wildlife

Websites for Wildlife Gardeners