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't have the heart to pull it out. I think a lot of you are missing the point about Richard's blog. He's writing about wild plants and how they should be respected as part of wildlife, not just a weed to be killed! How sad! Wow, what a fantastic lot
havent seen many butterflies about. I've had alarmingly few butterflies this year I've had lots of bees, but apparently the very wet weather has had a terrible effect on bees this year: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/wildlife/9450491/Honey
...thediariesofacountrygirl - ooh can you tell us more about he wood your survey? Is it the wood or the wildlife in the wood that you survey?mrswick - they're probably just fruit flies. Mandy's tip of not adding fruit to the heap should do the trick, but there should be plenty else
I have an area of rough grassland surrounded by briars that I'd like to cover in various wild flowers, and seeds or advice would be most welcome Hi barry. If you want to keep the rough grass as is then I suggest planting plug plants as seeds will struggle to compete with the exis...
of plots on your street, in your town, and up and down the country.But do we do enough to attract wildlife to our gardens? To find out, Gardeners' World Magazine got together with the RSPB and came up with an audit, published in the November issue. Broken
Even a small pond will make a big difference to your garden, attracting a wide range of creatures. Let wildlife find your pond naturally and it will soon become a thriving habitat for anything from mayflies to hedgehogs.Give your pond the best
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
The secret to helping wildlife is to have a garden large enough to accommodate all the things you mention, Richard. I am very privileged to have such but it is anything but the norm in a big city. I do get great joy when I see a whole street
I hope to finish off building my wildlife pond this year, and to make it child safe I was thinking of laying a steel reinforcing re-bar mesh grid over the top, or possibly just underneath the water level. Would this steel grid cause any reaction
Plantlife and your region's Wildlife Trust should be able to help you to source native species. Just be careful what natives you choose. Some are just too big for a garden pond. For example native irises are beautiful but rampage about and take over.