Posted: 23/08/2013 at 13:39
Since the RSPB started 'giving nature a home' something I had been doing since moving here in 2003. Sitting on the patio enjoying the warm evening night air with a full moon & surprise a hedgehog, wow. Keeping our dog indoors I investigated further, not 1 hedgehog but 3 seen, 1 rustling in the bushes, double wow. I was thrilled to bits, not only have I got a family of hedgehogs but a pond full of frogs & toads, Mother nature is doing her bit for me as I've been doing for her. The birds, bees, ladybirds, hoverflies, butterflies & moths have tripled in my garden this year, whilst slugs & snails have thinned right out. Am I pleased, oh ye es!
Now can anyone tell me how to encourage lizards, slow-worms, newts into my garden & pond?
I now feel so confidante about planting cottage garden plants next year that they will NOT be eaten by slugs & snails but will encourage more bees, butterflies, moths, ladybirds, hoverflies & hopefully stag beetles. fingers crossed.