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Wildlife Gardening

Any garden, no matter how small, can be a haven for wildlife. Find out how you can make a difference, and support your local wildlife, right here.

WILDLIFE GARDEN MAKEOVER

BUILDING A HIBERNACULUM

BUILDING A POND

HELP YOUR LOCAL WILDLIFE

1. Provide water in some form, e.g a birdbath or pond of some kind.

2. Grow a vertical habitat - for shelter, nesting and insect hunting.

3. Choose plants with different flowering seasons and single blooms.

4. Plant bushes and shrubs that produce berries.

5. Put up bird feeders and fat balls.

6. Compost your kitchen and garden waste.

7. Build a log pile or leave old tree stumps for insects.

8. Provide nest boxes and a variety of insect houses.

9. Choose nectar rich plants to help struggling bee populations.

10. Have an area of long grass or mini meadow.

11. Add a bog garden or use as an alternative to a pond.

12. Build a hibernaculum of some kind.

13. Avoid pesticides where possible.

Planting Ideas - From This Garden

Rambling Rector

Sea Holly

Cotoneaster

Buddleia

Escallonia

Berberis

Sedum

Ivy

More Planting Suggestions

CLIMBERS

Honeysuckle:

(i) Lonicera periclymenum

(ii) Lonicera Serotina

(iii) Lonicera halliana

Rambling Roses:


(i) Kiffsgate

(ii) Rambling Rector

(iii) Sweet Briar Rose


Clematis (single flower)

Ivy

SHRUBS

Privet - Ligustrum vulgare

Hawthorn - Crateageus montana

Guelder rose - Vibernum opulus

Berberis

Cotoneaster

Escallonia

Winter Honeysuckle - Lonicera fragrantissima

Hebe (Small leaf)

PERENNIALS

Aubretia

Pulmonaria

Sea Holly

Globe Thistle

Lavender

Asters

Marjoram

Bergamot

Sedum

ANNUALS

Pot marigold

Calendula officinalis

Poached egg plant

Borage

Cornflower

Phacalia

MINI MEADOW

Ox-eye daisy

Common knapweed

Field scabious

Lady's bedstraw

Musk mallow

Self heal

Yarrow

Yellow rattle

BOG GARDEN

Bugle

Creeping jenny

Fleabane

Hemp agrimony

Lady's smock

Marsh marigold

Meadowsweet

Purple loosestrife

Ragged Robin

Valerian officianalis

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