Creepy-Crawlies in the Garden

Whilst all of the animals and other creatures in our garden have a role to play in maintaining the ecological balance of the surrounding environment, some are more welcomed than others and no other group of creatures causes more of a ‘friend or foe’ debate than insects and other flying …

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Attracting Newts To Your Wildlife Garden Pond

Firstly, it’s important to remember that all newts are partly protected species and the crested newt is fully protected so you should never remove them from the wild to bring back home to your garden. However, if you create the right environment, you stand a good chance of being able …

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Encouraging Toads in Your Garden

Gardening has a habit of encouraging many different species into the garden but attracting toads is not something that would seem to be very appealing to most gardeners. However, there are advantages to encouraging toads into your garden and there are numerous gardening tips to encourage them to do so. …

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Dragonflies and their Relatives

There are about 30 species of dragonfly which you may encounter in the UK and Ireland and about 20 species of damselfly. Collectively, they belong to the order of insects termed ‘Odonata’ with dragonflies belonging to the sub order termed ‘Anisoptera’ which means ‘unequal winged’ whilst damselflies belong to the …

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How To Make Your Garden Into A Butterfly Garden

With the increasing spread of urbanisation bringing about a reduction in the amount of natural meadow land spaces this has played a part in reducing the amount of natural habitat for butterflies. However, the good news is that you don’t have to put in a great deal of effort to …

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The Benefits Of Keeping Bees In Your Wildlife Garden

Whilst the thought of bees fills many people with fear because of their capacity to sting, people with gardens are only too aware of the fundamental importance of having bees in the garden as they are natural pollinators of crops. However, they have far more uses than that as they …

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What to do About Bugs in the Garden

For some gardeners who want to attract wildlife into their garden they sometimes fail to realise that by taking certain actions to attract a particular species, they are, perhaps, unwittingly also bringing other creatures into the garden too. Nowhere is the dichotomy felt greater than when we consider insects and, …

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The Benefits Of Worms In Your Wildlife Garden

To some people worms in the garden can seem to be an unpleasant nuisance, but they are a sign that your wildlife garden is healthy and in great shape. They are actually vital in that they aerate the soil which maintains its structure and fertility. They also bring important nutrients …

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Natural Slug Control

To many people slugs are unattractive and they can be a real pest to gardeners. However, even though people will opt to use slug pellets to get rid of them, it is not a safe way to deal with them as you also run the risk killing other wildlife and …

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