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Here's a thing. If a wild animal comes into a garden, it's wildlife. If a wild plant comes in, it's a weed. Now that seems just a bit unfair on our native flora.Admittedly, an animal can be considered a pest, but many are regarded as helpful
bit of gardening. I've just had another look at the RSPB Homes for Wildlife web pages and see that September is the best month for clearing some blanket weed off of the garden pond. How apposite, I'd noticed the pond was looking rather green and cloudy
I thought my garden was already quite a haven for mammals, birds and insects, but there is always more you can do for them. With this in mind I've just registered to take part in the RSPB Homes for Wildlife scheme. After answering a few brief
The only wildlife I've seen this week has been the rather dead-life brought in by the cats - three and a half mice and a rat not much smaller than our guinea pig. I'm more or less calm that we have mice in the compost bins, but I'm uneasy about
pretty impressive, certainly the biggest wildlife I've ever seen in any garden. They didn't seem to do too much damage to the annuals, but left plenty of droppings which had to be cleared up before our neighbours could play croquet later in the day
an appreciation of nature, wildlife and the environment. It had to go.Over the last few months I've regularly logged on to the RSPB Homes for Wildlife web pages just to see how my meagre gardening skills are keeping pace with their recommendations
exploring the teeth. Yet more wildlife habitat in my urban garden.
, which at this time of year has some very juicy looking fruits on it.Despite its changing palate, Gonocerus is unlikely to become a nuisance, just another fascinating facet of wildlife in the garden.
My two compost bins are being very productive. As well as yielding their first crop of usable compost, now spread over back and front gardens to great effect, they are also home to a heaving mass of wildlife. Every time I open the lids a great cloud
virtually every day - while mine is downright messy. My garden will never be opened to the public, but there are a lot more hidey places for wildlife. I've just checked through my homepage at the RSPB Homes for Wildlife (HFW) site and I've now managed