Hedgehog coming out of a box

What garden wildlife is doing now

Find out what garden wildlife is up to in June

It’s high summer in the garden. Our borders are packed with flowers and alive with the buzzing of insects, our trees rustle with the lushest of leaves, our long grass is teeming with baby frogs and toads, and newly fledged birds hang clumsily from the feeders or sit on the lawn begging parents for another mouthful.

If it’s dry in your garden, continue leaving water for small mammals such as hedgehogs, and use grey water to keep plants hydrated and producing nectar. Fill gaps in the border with pollinator-friendly annuals such as cosmos, and plan ahead for late summer by planting heleniums and Verbena bonariensis.

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