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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've been doing in the garden so far this year, that and sorting out nearly-three-year-old's sandpit toys. But I've just visited the 'My garden' page on the RSPB Homes for Wildlife website and I notice there are 124 actions I can take to benefit
anything to do with the hoards of screaming 11-year-olds having a 'punk and goth' party, and a sleep-over in a tent in the garden. Even the parakeets have abandoned us. I suppose it didn't help that I was sporting a bright red Mohican.
the garden as an excuse for providing shelter and hibernation hotels for wildlife. Who can argue with that? It's true that many insects and creepy crawlies, frogs, toads and other wildlife do need a place to shelter, and a pristine, tidy garden provides few
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
), aided by 13-year-old. The 11-year-old swept up and the 3-year-old ate biscuits.And you'll be pleased to know that no wildlife was inconvenienced by the tree's removal. I knocked a Jersey tiger moth from the small cherry tree as I entered the garden area
exploring the teeth. Yet more wildlife habitat in my urban garden.
This has been the best year I have ever known for wildlife. The local owl population has trebled and we've spent many a happy evening crouching by the upstairs window or sometimes sitting on the dining room table in early evening watching
A fascinating find in the garden late last week - the box bug, Gonocerus acuteangulatus, once regarded as one of the rarest insects in Britain. This medium-sized (about 10 mm) brown leafbug is a smaller, slimmer and slightly more elegant relative