Posted: 23/10/2013 at 15:29
I like a wildlife garden as some of you may guess by my forum name, that said in my view a lot can be done in a 'formal' garden as really it is all about growing the right plants and not using chemical pesticides. OK so my form of wildlife gardening at home is not the purist view but it works for me.
I am also a member of the Residents and Tenants assoc and soon to be a meber of our local park Friends Group. Luckily within our immediate area on the estate we have some quite large areas of wooded area and open ground. The R&TA is very environmetally active creating wildlife habitat the spaces, also the plan for the park is to restore the formal gardens but also to carry out large amounts of wildlife friendly improvements across the open informal spaces of the park.
For me this bodes well for the future as there is a big drive to involve the local young people to help carry out this work and learn to maintain their wildlife spaces.