Wildlife gardening advice and assistance tailored to your garden space
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss how I can help you create your own wild space at home. I am prepared to visit within Kent, Essex, south-east and north-east London or perhaps even be taken on a virtual live tour of your garden!
Rates: £45 for initial consultancy (plus travel if incurred) and £20 an hour thereafter if I am involved in the project.
Hedges act as green wildlife corridors and creating a section using native species will increase the biodiversity of your space incredibly. They provide us with spring flowers to feed the early bees and butterflies, shelter and roost sites for birds, autumn fruit and nuts and summer shade.
Ponds & Water Features
Water is a key element in any garden space. A wildlife orientated pond does not have to be big but will provide refuge for the frogs and newts you did not know you had as well as a host of inverts. Micro ponds create breeding places for Hoverflies and other beneficial insects.
Wood Piles & Bee Homes
Creating a woodpile in a corner is easy and such refugia will attract a different suite of insect life and provide somewhere for amphibians and reptiles to wile away the winter months.
Creating bee homes is also an easy way to increase these vital pollinators within your garden.
If you have a sunny patch of lawn that you are happy to give over to the wildside, then let it grow and see what happens and augment it with meadow flowers. The insects will love you for it and it provides another food source for foraging birds during the breeding season.
A shady area under trees can be turned into a woodland floor with spring flowering natives such as Primroses, Celandines and Bluebells that will flourish before the leaves returns and ferns can provide all year round green cover and colour.
Planting fruiting trees and shrubs provides birds with a supply of winter goodness to snack on. They do not have to all be native and berry rich evergreens such as Pyracantha and Cotoneaster also provide safe roost sites.
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