FAQ: Pest Control in a Wildlife Garden

Controlling pests in a wildlife garden is an age-old problem. Just how do you keep those one or two voracious nuisances at bay without simultaneously wiping out the whole gang of their relatives that you’re really rather keen to encourage? It’s not an easy balance to strike, but with a …

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FAQ: Designing a Wildlife Garden

Wildlife gardening has never been more popular and with so many species of British plants and animals finding their natural habitats increasingly threatened, this burgeoning interest in back garden nature reserves couldn’t be more welcome. A proper wildlife garden, however, calls for a little bit more than just letting a …

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FAQ: Creating a Wildlife Pond

Few things are such an effective wildlife magnet as a pond. From the likes of frogs and damselflies looking to set up home, to birds and badgers visiting for a drink, add even a small stretch of water to your garden, and all manner of creatures will soon be stopping …

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Wildlife and the Law: Your Questions

Wildlife law is necessarily complex, but the bottom line is that it has been successful in protecting much of Britain’s flora and fauna – and especially the most vulnerable or endangered species – to some degree. Although getting to grips with the relevant Acts and instruments of legislation can be …

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Wildflowers in the Wildlife Garden

Adding a wildflower area to the garden can help turn it into a real wildlife magnet – not least because so many of our once-common native plants have almost entirely disappeared from UK fields and hedgerows. According to some sources, around 95% of Britain’s wildflower meadows have been lost over …

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Foxes in the Garden: Frequent Questions

For many people, a fox in the garden is a wonderful sight – but not everyone agrees, so it isn’t a universally welcome one and even if you’re a dedicated fox fan, their presence on your own back lawn may not be entirely without its problems. Beautiful to look at, …

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