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(believe it or not) I do have a monograph on them. They breed in various types of decaying organic matter and are apparently common around sewage works. I've found several different types over the years: a fuzzy golden one in a treacherously boggy wood
of the nearby roof - grace and elegance is something an owl obviously takes many weeks to learn! A fantastic sight and I feel really honoured that they have decided to breed here. Smaller birds have been here in abundance too - the house sparrow numbers seem
feed on pollen from the open flowers, and hopefully breed and lay eggs. Developing larvae then feed on aphids, acting as a form of natural pest control.When I experimented with the 'square foot vegetable plot' planting technique a couple of years ago, I
its part, but when I fill my garden with so many tempting plants for them to feed and breed on it's such a shame they don't visit. What else can I do to attract wildlife into my garden?
's-foot, Yorkshire fog and false brome, so some of the unkempt back gardens in the neighbourhood probably have breeding colonies.Speckled woods are often difficult to sex at a distance, and small tortoiseshells are impossible, but there is a neat trick to tell males
of the word.It's relatively simple to breed new pinks so, over the years, many variations have emerged. Singles, doubles, spotted, lace-edged, miniatures and some that are a combination of all these and look a bit like tumble-dried rosy lapdogs. One