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My project for the Spring is to start work on a wildlife friendly pond. I have built ponds in the past, but not specifically wildlife friendly. I do intend it to hold ornamental fish too, which I know is not ideal. Does anyone have any particular
year.Behind the Bar, we planted a mixed hedge of native species, which, as well as producing nectar, will shelter the plants and insects and provide nesting cover for the birds.We used the following selection of plants in the Berryfields's Nectar Bar:Wildlife-friendly
down into 10 categories based on the best wildlife-friendly garden features, the audit invites you to rate your garden's value to wildlife. All you need to do is tick the description that best matches your garden and tot up the results at the end
is surrounded by rushes but there are several gaps - any ideas for suitable wild-life and insect friendly plants please. We have left some long grass and wildflowers in our garden and would like to do mow it twice a year as suggested in this article. But at what
and to create an additional wildlife habitat...put up 2" square plastic mesh so that if sits about 4" away from the fence. I use long vine-eyes in the posts and in the middle of the panels (depending on the type of panel) I put small wooden platforms. This helps
extra food.Can the right plants offer enough food for birds and other wildlife without attracting any of the less desirables? My friend has had many problems with rats in her compost heap and under her bird table this year so I am a little wary! Like
I have a really tiny garden, just 32ft in length and 18ft wide...I currently feed the birds in the garden as one of my cats goes out on a lead and the other has restricted access. I want to cat proof my garden but its very difficult as we have trees very close to the fence at th...
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
Siberian winds today but the fox braved the cold to visit my snowdrops. Scroll along the bottom to see all of her when you click to enlarge. Your Snowdrops are just lovely happymarion and your fox. We have quite a lot of foxes here in Bournemouth, we often hear them outside at ni...
Woodlice only move in after something else - probably slugs - has already damaged the fruit. To try and control slugs, you could try raising the strawberries, straw underneath the fruit, or wildlife-friendly slug pellets.