Spring is here!

Spring is here!

Top ten signs of it in your garden • Spring has sprung, and the RSPB has created a list of ‘top ten signs of spring’ that you can see from your own home! • Join in the conversation #NatureIsOpen • Connection to nature has a positive impact on both physical health and emotional wellbeing. Spring is now here, and there…
Bonfire Safety for HibernatingWildlife

Bonfire Safety for Hibernating Wildlife

Spare a thought for your garden wildlife before lighting that bonfire on Nov 5th With the approach of November 5th and the need to dispose of seasonal garden waste such as hedge cuttings and leaves, bonfires are a common sight in autumn. Bonfire night is a great opportunity for families and friends to get together around a fire and share…
Less is more:making your home and garden nature-friendly this
 
 autumn

Less is more: making your home and garden nature-friendly this autumn

Beth Markey, spokesperson for the RSPB, offers some top tips on how to help the wildlife that calls our autumn gardens ‘home’ Welcome to Keats’ “season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”. Autumn’s early morning nip is upon us, evident in nature’s seasonal perfume of mulching vegetation and fattening conkers, and the occasional crunchy leaf underfoot. In light of the changing…
Seven tips to help hungry hedgehogs survive

Seven tips to help hungry hedgehogs survive

Gardeners are being encouraged to look after hedgehogs this autumn as numbers continue to fall. Outdoors experts from GardenBuildingsDirect.com have researched ways British hedgehogs can be supported in gardens as young hoglets emerge this year. Last year hedgehog numbers stood at just one million, considerably lower than the 30 million recorded in the 1950s. Yet helping young hedgehogs is not…

Share your patch with wildlife and you’ll both reap the benefits

We are all aware of the increasing need to incorporate areas for wildlife in our gardens and green spaces for the greater good and this needn’t be a choice between having a wild, nettle laden area or maintained lawns and borders. You can provide for wildlife in all ways including vegetable patches as the benefit gardeners can gain from sharing…
Worms you don't want

Worms you don’t want

The invasive New Zealand flatworm is entrenched in the north of the country, and slithering south. Gaby Bartai talks to the research team who are on its track By the time you find your first New Zealand flatworm, it’s too late. Lurking under stones, planks or pots, they keep a low profile, but they are impossible to eradicate and their…