Everyone Can Have A Wildlife Garden
A wildlife-friendly garden can be attractive all year round. You can grow a wide variety of plants that will provide food and shelter to all kinds of wildlife. The size of your garden will determine what you can plant, but we have a wide range of products to suit even the smallest balcony or terrace area.
We have a full range of seeds and will be expanding our ranges in 2016 to include bird houses, bat roosts, insect hotels and butterfly nest boxes so watch this space.
A Good Starting Point
The key to a good wildlife garden is a rich habitat of plants which will provide wildlife with year-round food. A wildlife garden will also provide creatures with a place to stop for rest, shelter, nesting and even protection from predators.
Our ranges provide a variety of planting options for all seasons. Summer ranges include wildflowers, annuals, perennials and ornamental grasses. New Spring lines will be available from August 2016. These will include pollen rich flowering bulbs for early pollinators, and a full gift range for the gardener in your life, so watch out for them in stores.
Its important to have a mixtures of plants to prolong flowering times and give a year round food resource for wildlife. To get the most out of your wildlife garden, try to introduce garden structures such as bird boxes and small pond areas. These will provide nesting and hibernation areas over the winter months.
Going Native Or Bringing In Outsiders
Natural wild flower species are a rich source of food. However, do not rule out some of our non-native garden plants. Many are closely related to their native counterparts and palatable to most insects. Equally, birds and butterflies seem to find the seeds and nectar of non-natives just as tasty as those of the native plants.
Bee Friends™ Range
Our range includes products specific to attracting...
Show Your Wild Side
Overly tidy gardens are not great for wildlife, but that doesn't mean you have to let your garden run completely wild! Some maintenance, such as regular pruning, is necessary to enhance the benefits a garden brings to wildlife.
Any maintenance should be planned with care. For example, if you tidy up and trim immediately after plants have flowered, birds can't use the seeds, so think about letting plants die back naturally and tidying them up later.
Other ideas include leaving piles of leaves and letting a patch of flowers go to seed.
You'll find you soon create the kind of habitats to attract wildlife.
You might spot blue-tits eating the seeds of sunflowers in the autumn and common garden bats feeding on the flies that are attracted by night scented stock.
Blackbirds forage for insects in flower beds and borders all year round, accompanied in summer by a hedgehog or toad that has also come to feed on the insects.