Climate Change in the Garden

Here in the UK the effects of climate change and global warming might have gardeners rubbing their hands together with glee at the thought of warmer weather and longer summers but not all of the effects of climate change will be for the better and it’s important for gardeners to …

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Maximising Garden Biodiversity

Biodiversity is defined as the number of different plants and wildlife species that live within a particular environment. The greater the amount of different species we can attract to our gardens the more we’re providing to nature in terms of maximising nature’s ability to support life and to combat environmental …

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How Plants Can Attract Wildlife

There are hundreds of plants to choose from but if you want to attract wildlife to your garden you should choose native species which are more suited to your local climate. By choosing from a wide variety of native plants, you will increase the number of different wildlife species which …

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Encouraging Wildlife in Your Trees

Trees play a critical role in many aspects of our environment but they are especially important to wildlife attracting many different species to them. They provide food for many different types of insects which then attract birds, mammals and amphibians too who will feed on the insects. Whatever variety of …

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Creating an Ideal Wildlife Habitat in Your Garden

When it comes to creating an ideal wildlife habitat in your garden you need to consider the following – water, food, shelter and space. Planning Your Wildlife Garden You need to think horizontally and vertically when considering the area of your garden in which you’re planning to attract wildlife to. …

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Recipes for Feeding Wildlife

Birds and other small mammals can often survive quite well on their own if we have created an ecologically diverse yet well-balanced environment for them to live in. However, because gardens are generally kept in a tidy, good condition and because of the use of pesticides and weedkillers, these have …

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Bog Gardens for Damp-Loving Wildlife

A bog garden can be an ideal alternative to a garden pond especially if you have young children and are worried about the dangers of a pond. Bog gardens attract all manner of wildlife and also provide the right kind of environment for certain plants that would not thrive so …

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How To Make Your Garden Pond Into A Wildlife Pond

For those who have decided to adapt their ornamental garden pond into a pond which will attract wildlife it will bring a lot of added colour and excitement to your garden and will improve the ecological balance too, given that many wetland areas which were previously home to a vast …

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Encouraging Wildlife in Your Hedges

You do not have to necessarily have a garden to attract wildlife. Even hedges that border your property can be a great attraction to a variety of insects, birds and mammals in that they will often provide food and shelter. Shelter Some birds will use a hedge all year long …

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