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of the last flowers.Anyway, I tell you all this not only to entertain you with tales of my day but also to demonstrate the fact that this garden teems with wildlife. Apart from those mentioned we have birds a-go-go, the odd hedgehog and there is a grass snake
is now alive with colour. And where flowers grow, wildlife follows and there are huge numbers of happily buzzing bees and flighty butterflies all over the place.Ivan has sown a huge range of flowers (about 65 species) varying from sky blue cornflowers
Sometimes the best things are the subtle or quiet things. A little rustle of wind through a tree, the distant knock-knocking of a thrush beating seven bells out of a snail or, in this case, a modest wildflower lurking among the rough grass beside a ditch.I always smile when I see...
insects, vegetables and wildlife.You Grow Girl is Canadian, has been going since 2000, and covers pretty much everything.For some reason Austin, Texas seems to teem with garden bloggers - there are at least thirty of them. For a taste of gardening where
I'm spluttering with indignation.In the dozen or so years that we've gardened here, I've boasted that we've been almost completely free of mammalian vermin: a rabbit emerged once but our two (very efficient) Tibetan terriers soon resolved the situation. Suffice to say that some o...
If you have been struck by the sad plight of the battery hen recently and wish to do something about it then remember one important fact: chickens are rubbish gardeners. Forget the fanciful notion you had of having fluffy feathered folk strutting around your garden grazing on aph...
maintenance team and trespasser), which provides a habitat for wildlife. In more urban areas there are escapees from people's gardens - for example on the route to London from my house there's a great swathe of trackside covered with Fallopia baldschuanicum
woodland in Yorkshire. Acidic soil makes for much brighter autumn colours.Lytes Cary, Somerset: one of the smaller, more intimate National Trust properties. There are lots of autumn activities including wildlife trails around the gardens and estate
the same lines, is Credit Munch by Birmingham City Council. It is a lush and overflowing vegetable garden with extra plants placed for the benefit of visiting insects and assorted wildlife.Another gold medal-winning garden was the unbelievably colourful
as this pond that I made a while ago. There will be dragonflies, ducks, swans (if we're lucky), voles, birds, fish and all manner of amphibians. It never ceases to amaze me that if you plant things then wildlife appears almost by magic.If you have the chance