Category: Wildlife

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Spring Equinox 2020 – The First Day of Spring

Friday, 20th of March is when the Spring Equinox will occur in the UK to welcome in the first day of spring, 2020. In other parts of the Northern Hemisphere, depending on where you live, it will occur on the 19th of March or the 21st. This year will be the earliest astronomical Vernal Equinox in 124 years. The last time spring arrived early was in 1896.

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Gardening in February

Gardening in February

Spring is approaching and the first spring bulbs are emerging out of the ground. Gardening in February is all about preparing the garden for sowing and growing.

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Gardening in january

There are still plenty of jobs to do in the garden in January. Checking your plant supports and ties are still in good condition after the winter weather and preparing the greenhouse ready for the growing season are a great reason to get out into the garden.

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Bee Hotel

Building a Wildlife Shelter

The wildlife that visit our gardens play a vital role in the natural world and the environment. There are many things that we as gardeners can do to help local wildlife.

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Winter Evergreens to Support Wildlife

Winter can be challenging for wildlife, with food sources and shelter to protect against the harsh winter weather in short supply. Adding plants which sustain wildlife through these demanding months will both benefit birds and insects and create an inviting view to your garden.

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Winter Flowering Plants

Now is the ideal time to start planning and planting out suitable winter tolerant plants to add joy and cheer to your winter garden

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How To Make a Leaf Mould Compost

As the autumn garden is usually covered in fallen leaves, use this seasonal gift of nature to make homemade Leaf mould compost.

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What to do in the Garden in November

As late autumn turns to winter, with colder, shorter days, there are still plenty of tasks to do in the garden in November.

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November Garden Pottering

November is here and with it comes the chance of early frost. The focus this month in the garden is protecting plants and wildlife from the cold winter months ahead.

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Toadstools and Fungi in the Garden

Toadstools and fungi are a natural and essential part of the garden ecosystem. To have toadstools and mushrooms in your lawn is a sign of a healthy garden with soil packed with beneficial nutrients.

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What to do in the garden in September

September is the time to prepare for autumn gardening tasks. The weather can be changeable in September from mild, warm days to wet and chilly. There are lots of tasks to keep you busy in the garden this month.

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October Garden Pottering

October is the month when the garden really begins to show off those warm autumn colours. There are plenty of tasks to do in the garden this month.

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Wildlife Friendly Garden Plants

Attract Butterflies and Bees into your garden with these 5 wildlife friendly garden plants. These plants add fragrance, colour and texture to your garden, they also create a habitat for wildlife to thrive in.

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How to make a Bee Hotel

Making a bee hotel will encourage solitary bees into your garden to pollinate your flowers, fruit and veg.

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