Gardening for Nature & Wildlife
In the UK we have millions of gardens, and an army of gardeners, together we can create a massive network of habitats for wildlife. Whether we have a patio for a few tubs, an allotment or are blessed with room for wild flower beds or native trees we can all be wildlife gardeners. And gardening is so good for you. Did you know there are microbes in soil that act as a natural antidepressant? Or that there is a growing number of charities providing social and therapeutic horticulture to aid people in recovery? I personally find gardening meditative - a little bit of me time, with fresh air and the wildlife be they birds or bugs.
Read on for tips on how you can make your garden more wildlife friendly with inspiration on what to grow, habitats you can create and more.
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Eco-friendly wildlife products for bees, butterflies, bugs, mammals and birds. A wide range of mostly unique products, 79 at time of writing, to attract wildlife to your garden and give them a habitat, food and water to help them. Make your garden an oasis for nature!
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