The Wildlife Friendly Gardener...
Helping Wildlife in Your Garden
RSPB Giving Nature A Home
Our Gardens can become a haven for Wildlife, supporting species like Hedgehogs, Sparrows, Bees and others, which are suffering and in decline.
We can take some simple steps to help Wildlife in the Garden:
Introduce some water to the garden, perhaps a pond, bird bath or simply some shallow containers on the ground
Grow plants which are good for Bees and other pollinators
Feed the birds with a bird table and feeders
Put up a nest box or two (away from bird table and feeders)
Develop a wild corner letting the weeds grow and leaving some logs etc for shelter, build a bug hotel
Create a wild flower border or meadow
Make a 5"/125mm square hole in the bottom of the fence so Hedgehogs can safely travel from garden to garden
Make an open compost area (perhaps using old pallets)
Put out a Hedgehog house and cover it, in a quiet sheltered spot for Winter hibernation and year round shelter
Plant a hedge and other wildlife friendly shrubs for cover, food and natural nesting sites
Don't use pestisides and slug pellets, be organic and work with nature
A wildlife friendly garden will create a balanced eco-system, without the need for pesticides and slug pellets. It is important to work with nature.
The Garden does not have to be 'Wild' but 'Wildlife Friendly'
See the RSPB link below for more ideas and information...