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Jenny Steel is a Plant Ecologist and Author of several books who has been specialising in Wildlife Gardening for 30 years.  She is a freelance writer for organisations, magazines and Wildlife Trusts on a variety of wildlife gardening and natural history topics. Website : Contact        

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Life in a Wildlife Garden - 'Dinchope Diary' Blog

In the first week of May the weather in South Shropshire was warm and sunny and the whole garden looked green and vibrant.  The long borders were growing well and hawthorn was in flower all around our boundaries...... Read More


Blog Archive 2012-2016 - Nature's Garden

The Nature's Garden Blog Archive documents seasonal changes and the wildlife Jenny saw between 2012 and 2016 in her wildlife garden in Shropshire, plus observations from other gardens and trips abroad ........ Read More

The Wildlife Garden at The Crib

The Wildlife Garden at The Crib, South Shropshire was created in 2005 from a existing small garden and an adjacent small field. Read more about the garden and see lists of some of the wildlife that has made it's home there ........ Read More

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Jenny Steel carried out research in Plant Ecology at Oxford University and has been a specialist in Garden Ecology for almost 30 years. You can see more of her natural history photography here and you can also see more of Jenny's Nature Writing on this link


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