Bringing wildlife into the garden does not mean letting the garden grow wild. Nature doesn’t need much: water, food, homes and safe spaces to breed: This can be achieved through simple steps that will bring colour, fragrance and life to your garden:
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Six Simple Steps:
Step 1 - Get a Pond.
Ponds are disappearing at an alarming rate to the detriment of our wildlife. A single pond will be a source of water for birds and small reptiles and mammals as well as insects, which are, in turn, a source of food for birds and mammals!
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Step 2 - Plant a Tree
Any tree but preferably an indigenous tree as it will be attuned to the needs of local wildlife which will have evolved with it. A nice idea is to get a child or grandchild to plant it charged with the responsibility to look after it for his or her lifetime. This creates huge pride and a sense of responsibility.
Step 3 - Provide Homes
In your garden for wildlife: Special offer: True Fair Trade CIC is supplying six animal homes for birds, bats, butterflies, insects and hedgehogs at the remarkable price of £20 plus £10 delivery. These animal homes are made in bamboo by a Vietnamese man crippled in the war with the Americans. The funds help him to support his family and grow his business and the bamboo homes will not damage your garden’s eco system
Step 4 - Plant Indigenous Wildflowers
They provide colour, fragrances, nectar and food. Also berry bearing shrubs to provide food for birds.
Step 5 - Compost Heap
Get the Compost Heap working as it contributes enormously to creating a friendly eco -system for wildlife in your garden.
Step 6 - Pesticides or Chemicals
Don’t use Pesticides or Chemicals. They destroy nature, kill wildlife and they are part of the changing environment that is so damaging our collective health.
Six small steps which collectively could make a huge difference to our wildlife. We cannot do everything BUT we must do what we can!!!