Meadow making and beguiling Brambles

For our latest book club we read the charming guide to ‘Making a Wildflower Meadow’ by Pam Lewis. We also chat about the beguiling Bramble which is a boon for your autumn crumbles and wildlife too!

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Wren Bird Facts | Troglodytes Troglodytes – The RSPB

Ectemnius cavifrons (Thomson,1870) | BWARS

Fly’s Enemy – a Fearsome Digger Wasp (edphillipswildlife.com)

Holly Blue (butterfly-conservation.org)

Purple Emperor (butterfly-conservation.org)

News

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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)

Brambles

Oxford University Plants 400: Rubus fruticosus

Rubus fruticosus Blackberry, Shrubby blackberry PFAF Plant Database

Nocturnal pollinators strongly contribute to pollen transport of wild flowers in an agricultural landscape | Biology Letters (royalsocietypublishing.org)

The secret life of the bramble – The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales (welshwildlife.org)

Rubus fruticosus agg. | Online Atlas of the British and Irish Flora (brc.ac.uk)

mapsvg_pdf.php (bsbi.org)

Culinary Blackberry Varieties

https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/75680/rubus-fruticosus-agg-loch-ness-(b)/Details

https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/238174/Rubus-fruticosus-agg-Loch-Tay-(PBR)-(F)/Details

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