Category Archives: gardens and gardening

When is a lawn not a lawn? wildlife friendly alternatives to grass and mowing

A very short post on lawns ,grass lawns are usually high maintenance and very environmentally and for the most part wildlife unfriendly Blackbirds and occasionally thrushes  can often be seen pecking on them. In some rural areas the very lucky … Continue reading

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Devon butterflies ,a little shop of horrors

As my regular blog readers  know I have been making my city garden more wildlife friendly ,I had toyed with releasing butterfly larvae of the comma butterfly ,once common here but now absent .It was at this point my paths … Continue reading

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Crocus a £1.00 wildlife gem

Another short post on how to help wildlife cheaply ,quickly and easily. The most underrated plant for wildlife is probably the crocus ,It can be bought as bulbs or as plants and is seen for sale everywhere ,supermarkets, bargin stores,pound … Continue reading

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Buckthron and Brimestones help save a species for £5 and in 5 mins

A very quick post for UK readers,I thought it would be nice to do a series of  occasional very short posts that focus on quick cheap fixes for biodiversity,its often easy to get the impression from organisations and the media … Continue reading

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