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The Bumblebee Flies Anyway - A memoir of love, loss and muddy hands (Paperback) Loot Price: R178
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The Bumblebee Flies Anyway - A memoir of love, loss and muddy hands (Paperback): Kate Bradbury

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The Bumblebee Flies Anyway - A memoir of love, loss and muddy hands (Paperback)

Kate Bradbury

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'Wonderfully intense and honest - a poignant manual of how to grow hope against the odds.' Chris Packham, TV presenter and author of Fingers in the Sparkle Jar Finding herself in a new home in Brighton, Kate Bradbury sets about transforming her decked, barren backyard into a beautiful wildlife garden. She documents the unbuttoning of the earth and the rebirth of the garden, the rewilding of a tiny urban space. On her own she unscrews, saws and hammers the decking away, she clears the builders' rubble and rubbish beneath it, and she digs and enriches the soil, gradually planting it up with plants she knows will attract wildlife. She erects bird boxes and bee hotels, hangs feeders and grows nectar- and pollen-rich plants, and slowly brings life back to the garden. But while she's doing this Kate's neighbours continue to pave and deck their gardens locking them away, the wildlife she tries to save is further threatened, and she feels she's fighting an uphill battle. Is there any point in gardening for wildlife when everyone else is drowning the land in poison and cement? Sadly, events take Kate away from her garden, and she finds herself back home in Birmingham where she grew up, travelling the roads she used to race down on her bike in the eighties, thinking of the gardens and wildlife she loved, witnessing more land lost beneath paving stones. If the dead could return, what would they say about the land we have taken, the ancient routes we have carved up, the wildlife we have lost?

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Imprint: Bloomsbury Wildlife
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2019
Authors: Kate Bradbury
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 978-1-4729-4312-5
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Health, Home & Family > Gardening
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Health, Home & Family > Gardening > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Wild animals
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Essays, journals, letters & other prose works > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Wild animals > General
Books > Biography > General
Books > Gardening > General
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LSN: 1-4729-4312-0
Barcode: 9781472943125

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