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Wildlife Garden

How to make a pond in a container

How to make a pond in a container

Water in a wildlife garden attracts more beneficial visitors than any other single element, and even the smallest of gardens can accommodate a mini pond, writes Emma Hardy, author of The Urban Wildlife Gardener. MAKING A MINI POND Even small spaces, such as a patio or balcony, can benefit from a water feature, and it’s […]

By January 26, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
New Welsh Pollinator Initiative

New Welsh Pollinator Initiative

A bee-friendly scheme was launched by the Welsh government and Friends of the Earth Cymru at a Wales Biodiversity Partnership conference. Intended to encourage communities to organise in order to help pollinators, the scheme is described as a ‘world first’, providing pollinator-friendly food sources, places for pollinators to live, committing to avoid pesticides that harm […]

By September 28, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How to Make Seed Bombs

How to Make Seed Bombs

Elizabeth McCorquodale looks at the principles of seed bombing – a wonderful method of recolonising impoverished verges and embankments as long as the important dos and don’ts are adopted which includes which seed to spread and which to avoid! Guerrilla gardening first came to light in New York in the 1970s, when a community group […]

Giant Bird Food Wreath

Giant Bird Food Wreath

Our big thanks to Melissa Gillan, blogger at The Aran Artisan –  thearanartisan.com for allowing us to share her how-to guide, in pictures, to make this spectacular giant Autumn bird food wreath. What a great idea! See also: Natural Wreath   Gather together long, supple twigs, tie in to form a large circle. Also get […]

By October 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Creating a Winter Garden for Wildlife

Creating a Winter Garden for Wildlife

A neat and tidy garden is not always good news ‒ at least for beneficial garden wildlife…Jayne Neville looks at creating a winter garden for wildlife. See also: Creating a Wildlife Garden How to Help Hedgehogs Creating a Hedgehog Friendly Garden Creating hideaways for bees in the garden Creating hideaways for lacewings   A pile […]

By September 22, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
How to Help Hedgehogs

How to Help Hedgehogs

Gardeners encouraged to unite to save the nation’s hedgehogs See also: Creating a Hedgehog Friendly Garden Wild About Gardens Week: Monday 26 October to Sunday 1 November 2015 Wild About Gardens Week, the annual celebration of garden wildlife hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society and The Wildlife Trusts, is teaming up with Hedgehog Street this […]

Creating a Hedgehog Friendly Garden

Creating a Hedgehog Friendly Garden

Elizabeth McCorquodale looks at how you can turn your garden into an inviting and safe environment for hedgehogs – now, sadly, in the Top Ten of Britain’s most endangered species. In the 1950s there were an estimated thirty million hedgehogs in Britain. Now there are estimated to be just one million. Habitat loss is thought […]

Protecting Struggling Pollinator Populations

Protecting Struggling Pollinator Populations

Protecting Struggling Pollinator Populations: Why is it needed? The pollinator population has seen a decline in recent years, which has raised concern amongst a number of organisations across the world. The reduction of animal pollinators can have diverse effects on many ecosystems throughout the world, as Plants are a primary food source for animals. Plants […]

How to Make a Bee Hotel

How to Make a Bee Hotel

A practical video, no frills, on how to make a functional bee hotel for the garden with using whatever you have to hand.

Creating a Wildlife Garden

Creating a Wildlife Garden

Brigit Strawbridge sets out a simple plan to attract a wide range of traditional ‘garden dwellers’ to bring your plot alive by creating a wildlife garden. Since the 1930s, ninety-seven per cent of Britain’s grasslands and meadows have disappeared. This is a staggering loss by anyone’s standards. Urban sprawl has resulted in an ever-increasing encroachment […]

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