Encourage Wild Bees

bee and pollen

WILD BEES such as bumblebees and solitary bees are facing rapid decline.  Although it’s good to know that a few simple steps will encourage wild bees to thrive in your garden. We are increasingly aware of the reduction in our wild bee population and realising the impact of this on many important food crops like apples, potatoes, […]

Attract butterflies to your garden.

garlic mustard by the hedge

Wildlife gardeners love to attract butterflies to their gardens. This is is not difficult if you plant nectar-rich flowers.  For best results, leave some weeds growing in the garden in order to provide food plants for caterpillars. I always allow a large patch of garlic mustard grow by the hedge because I know it is a […]