Set up a Nectar Cafe and enjoy the fluttering and buzzing of beautiful butterflies and other insects.
Avoid highly cultivated bedding plants that provide little nectar
Shrubs and trees with nuts and berries
Native trees and shrubs provide food and shelter for local wildlife and give your garden seasonal interest throughout the year. From cascades of blossom in spring to a blaze of autumn leaf colour.
97% of wildflower rich meadows have been destroyed since the 1930s. They are essential habitat for many types of insect, whichturnin turn provide food for birds, amphibians, bats and reptiles
Short plants such as clover can be mown with your blades set to about seven centimetres, so your grass stays healthy. But by mowing less often you will give them a chance to produce the flowers that bees need.
There are all kinds of ways to feed birds, from bird tables and hanging feeders to devices you can make yourself. Managing your garden for wildlife provides natural bird food
flowers, fruits and seeds all year
Chose different plants to flower throughout the seasons. This will extend feed a wider range of insects for longer, which will benefit the birds, animal, amphibians and reptiles that eat them.
Hedgehogs mainly eat ground beetles, caterpillars, worms and slugs. As well as encouraging their natural food you can supplement their diet with meaty cat food.