Certain animals are great to have in your garden because they actually help to keep other pests from getting into the vegetable patch. With aphids attacking beans, snails and slugs eating lettuce, and caterpillars eating cabbage it likely seems that the last thing that you would want to get into your garden is more wildlife, [...]
The National Trust recently reported that unpredictable, unsettled and often chaotic weather signals a huge change in nature and presents huge challenges for wildlife. According to experts from the National Trust, varied kinds of insects and birds have been shown to struggle, compared to the seemingly better life for orchids and slugs all throughout Britain.
Many of you have probably heard the term “wild flower”, but do you know what it means. A wild flower is a plant which is native to the place it is growing and it hasn’t been modified by breeding or cultivated. Wild flowers are an important part of nature and many of them have powerful [...]
A wildlife pond does not have to be expensive or huge, and in fact it can easily be hidden away or can become the focal point of a garden depending on what you want. If you have small pets or children this is going to be a factor of where you should place your pond.
As most gardeners know but some non-gardeners may not, there is a great deal more to a garden than flowers and fresh vegetables. Even a tiny garden is also a haven for all sorts of wildlife, from insects to birds and from toads to tortoises, not to mention hedgehogs. A garden is also a safe [...]
In nature there are over 20,000 species of fish, most of which are marine-based. A small number, only, are freshwater fish, with a tiny few suitable to keep in ponds. Of the few species available, however, there is an enormous range of colours, habits, hybrids, shapes and sizes. Every few years a new fish becomes [...]
When first consider installing a pond in your garden you need to decide what sort of pond you want. Whether you want it just for plants and wildlife or if you are going to add fish as well. You also need to decide what features you want such as a waterfall or, for the more [...]
If you want to install a pond in your garden then it is absolutely essential that you do enough planning. If you start building a pond without adequately planning it out, then this is a surefire recipe for trouble. One of the main reasons people install a pond in their garden is so that they [...]
If you’ve decided to install a garden pond on your property, then it is typically something that you will only be able to enjoy in the day. However, there is an easy way that you can make your pond something that you can enjoy even during the evening.
If you install lights into your pond then [...]
Watching a bat pop out from under a bat house after sunset or seeing a hedgehog pop out from underneath some old wooden logs can be a great sight to catch on a whim, but if you want to actually see these types of sights more often you can take some proactive steps to make [...]