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12 Ways To Welcome Hedgehogs Into Your Garden
I don't think there is a single person out there who thinks that hedgehogs aren't adorable, but unfortunately there are only estimated to be around 1 million of these cute little critters left in the UK. But never fear, you can do your part to ensure that hedgehogs don't go extinct. These beautiful mammals rely on our gardens to offer them food and shelter, but with more and more homes putting up fences around their gardens,they are not able to come and go like they used to. Our simple tips below will teach you how to look out for your quilled friends and keep them staying safe throughout the year.
Flowers and plants are an easy way to bring your garden to life... But have you ever thought about taking things further and going high with some climbing plants?
If your floral displays are limited to a couple of flower beds, this is the post for you. Here, we'll show you just how easy it is to transform your yard with a garden arch and some gorgeous climbers. We'll even give you some idea of the best climbing plants for your arches.
Ready to take your garden to the next level? Here we go...
When winter comes around many birds and wildlife migrate or hibernate to avoid the cold weather and to help them conserve energy when their food is in short supply. The animals that do stick around for the winter, need an extra helping hand to help them survive the bad conditions.
We have put together a list of wildlife to look out for in your garden over winter and given you helpful tips on how to look after it.
Creatures and birds to spot in winter
- Blue Tit
- Song Trush
A bird table is a fantastic way to enjoy the beauty of nature in your garden. A well stocked table will attract many different species of bird to your outdoor space.
The only problem is this:
If you don't care for the bird table properly, it can actually do more harm than good.
You care enough about wildlife to want to attract it to your garden, and your bird table is placed with all the right intentions. So the last thing you want to do is end up causing harm or injury to the birds.
But that's exactly what will happen if you don't keep it clean and well maintained.
In this guide, you'll find out exactly why your bird table needs cleaning, and how to do it.
Gardens are a lovely place to spend time relaxing.
But a well kept garden isn't just welcoming for people: It's also a great way to attract wildlife. Not only does this make it a welcoming place for natural animals, it can also improve your own garden enjoyment. You can spend hours watching the wildlife flock to your yard.
So, what steps can you take to attract more wildlife to your garden? Here are our top tips.