Monthly Archives: April 2016
As gardeners, we all value the natural environment, and while our focus might be on plants, trees, lawns and flowers, it’s important not to forget that other creatures like our gardens too.
Squirrels, bees, blackbirds, sparrows and starlings are all common sights in most well-kept gardens but there are dozens, if not hundreds, of other visitors who we can enjoy – and help. Hedgehogs, field mice, frogs, toads and newts, lizards, slow worms and grass snakes as well as lesser spotted birds like tawny owls will all make use of our gardens if we create the right environment for them.
Not only is it important that we provide an environment for garden wildlife to help them survive and thrive, but they can also help us create a great place to revel in. Who doesn’t like the idea of nature’s cuddliest creatures keeping us company as we sit in the sun, relishing the fresh air and sunshine?
Why garden wildlife are a gardener’s friends
As we bid farewell to April showers, you should be well into having created a wonderful spring garden.
May promises to bring with it some warmer days, warmer evenings, and hopefully a bit less rain! So now is the perfect time to move plants from greenhouses into the soil, and get your houseplants in order.
Download our Spring Garden Guide - print it and pin it to your fridge so you don’t forget what needs to be done in the garden this month.Download the printable May edition
Summer Garden Guide May.pdf