CHIL­DREN’S book of the week

Llanelli Star - - FAMILY MATTERS -


DK, £9.99 (ebook £4.99).

★★★★ ★

THIS book cov­ers all bases, whether your lit­tle ones are in­ter­ested in de­sign­ing their own mini na­ture re­serve, or would rather grow their own blue­ber­ries to scoff.

It com­bines lots of prac­ti­cal, hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties to get stuck into – like how to grow nas­tur­tiums in egg shells and suc­cu­lents in wine corks – with a pos­i­tive en­vi­ron­men­tal mes­sage, plus stacks of in­for­ma­tion on ev­ery­thing from which plants smell the best, to which flow­ers and herbs will make the bees hap­pi­est.

It’s smart too. Af­ter all, did you know how to create a but­ter­fly feeder out of an over­ripe ba­nana? Or a lady­bird sanc­tu­ary out of cor­ru­gated card?

While it fea­tures 30 gar­den­ing projects aimed at chil­dren, no doubt the grown-ups will be get­ting in­volved too.

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