Garden amphibians drying up

Garden amphibians drying up

Results from the RSPB’s 2018 wildlife survey reveal that garden amphibians are becoming rarer The results from the RSPB’s 2018 wildlife survey, conducted as part of the Big Garden Birdwatch, reveal that sightings of garden amphibians are becoming rarer. Frogs were reported in over three-quarters of gardens across the UK – but despite being the most common non-bird garden visitor,…
Go wild for worms!

Go wild for worms!

Learn how you can help your garden worms to thrive Gardeners are being urged to create a more welcoming habitat for worms in this year’s Wild About Gardens challenge from the RHS and The Wildlife Trusts – Go Wild for Worms. The UK has 29 species of worm, and they are vital for good soil structure and fertility, turning the…
How gardeners can give hope to hedgehogs

How gardeners can give hope to hedgehogs

Find out the latest news on our prickly pals, an update on Scottish squirrels, and more gardening news in our subscriber-only section Hedgehog populations may be stabilising in urban areas. Picture: British Hedgehog Preservation Society The latest survey shows that UK hedgehog numbers are continuing to fall. ‘The State of Britain’s Hedgehogs 2018’, by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society and…
Snails, pumpkins, Halloween and hedgehogs – autumn's truly here!

Snails, pumpkins, Halloween and hedgehogs – autumn’s truly here!

Read the latest fascinating seasonal news snippets… just for subscribers to Kitchen Garden! Why not sign up and enjoy these extra treats?  RIP Jeremy the snail Below: Jeremy playing ‘uncle’ to one of the earlier babies. Above: The first picture of Jeremy’s babies. Pictures: Dr Angus Davison/The University of Nottingham There’s tragic news from Nottingham: Jeremy, the sinistral snail who…
‘Hedgehog Housing Census’

‘Hedgehog Housing Census’

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched to help popular UK garden residents. The UK’s housing crisis is often high on the news agenda, but this August, a more rustic type of accommodation, home to the UK’s smaller, spikier residents, is taking the spotlight. Today, 15 August 2017, the first ever national Hedgehog Housing Census has been launched by Hedgehog Street,…