The Importance of Wildlife Gardening
Gardens & Allotments
Gardens cover more of our landscape than nature reserves so our gardens are really important for wildlife.
They provide food, water and a safe refuge for nesting and you will attract all manner of wildlife.
For more ideas try the RHS & Wildlife Trust – Wild About Gardens. Other possible sources of inspiration and advice include KWT – Wild About Gardens.
The CommonWork Land Trust run a number of workshops on organic gardening.
The RSPB also provide a range of practical advice to help gardeners, and its not just for birds! RSPB – A to Z of a Wildlife Garden as does Natural England plants for wildlife friendly gardens.
Compost heaps are an invaluable way of recycling and can also provide valuable wildlife refuges for grass snakes and hedgehogs. For advice on composting go to composting and peat free gardening.
You can care for wildlife on your allotment too! Just follow the link.
The BBC has produced some very helpful information on Gardening for Wildlife, eg BBC helping wildlife
Guardian article about encouraging bee’s with a excellent video Guardian with video link