Wildlife Gardening and Dogwood

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 (brc.ac.uk)

Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea) – British Trees – Woodland Trust

Dogwood (Cornus sanguinea) | Wytham Woods (ox.ac.uk)

Cuttings: hardwood / RHS Gardening

Buy dogwood Cornus sanguinea ‘Midwinter Fire’ (rhsplants.co.uk)

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: Amazon.co.uk: 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 (naturebftb.co.uk)

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


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