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in your gardenMaking a bee hotel for solitary bee speciesBrowse a variety of plants that are attractive to wildlifeView a selection of plants with spring flowering bulbs
to help them cling properly.To give bats the chance to choose the most suitable roost for the particular time of year site three boxes in your garden facing north, south-west and south-east.Attracting wildlife to your gardenBuilding a hedgehog house
and wildlife to your gardenMake a nesting area for birds on a pond, video projectInstall a window bird feederMake a bat boxMake fat cakes for birdsMake a green roof for a bird tableBrowse plants that are attractive to wildlifeBrowse plants with berries
with the Bumblebee Conservation TrustFor a factsheet on flowers for attracting wildlife to your garden, see Garden Organic
You can easily propagate oriental poppies by taking root cuttings. They make perfect candidates for this propagation method as it exploits the plant's propensity to reproduce itself from every scrap of root left behind when plants are moved. Once most fleshy rooted plants are est...
Snowdrops transplant well when they are in leaf and even in flower and the bulbs can also be divided at the same time - a method known as 'in the green'. You can then replant new clumps of snowdrops in other places around the garden; it's a simple way of making more of these beau...
Carol Klein offers advice on getting the best results from moisture-loving plants cowslip and fritillary.springMore advice on growing primulasTreating primula leaf spotHow to rejuvenate primrosesBrowse primula varieties
for wildlifeLearn how to identify bumblebees in your gardenGrowing wildlife-friendly plantsPlants for bees
round. Also, many attract bees, butterflies and other insects, providing a valuable resource for our native wildlife.Raise cut flowers from seed in small pots or modular trays during spring, and the cut-flower plants will be ready to plant out in May
Alpine strawberries are smaller and more delicate than ordinary strawberries. They have an exquisite flavour and perfume, so are ideal as a striking display as well as a source of food. This alpine strawberry display looks especially pretty scrambling through the daisy-like plant...