Wildlife Garden Guide

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What is a wildlife garden?

Water and pondlife Water is central to the creation of a successful wildlife garden. All manner of creatures live in the water,...

Children's And Wildlife Gardens  are enthralled by all the dramatic life-and-death happenings. As far as your young family is concerned, your wildlife garden will be a wonderful, life-shaping experience that should not be missed. Involve them from the start in your wildlife garden project.

Children's And Wildlife Gardens

are enthralled by all the dramatic life-and-death happenings. As far as your young family is concerned, your wildlife garden will be a wonde...

Why is a water garden desirable?  ven the smallest garden can host a wildlife pond. If you leave a tub, bucket, half-barrel or butt of water in the garden for a month, it will turn green with algae and you will find a variety of aquatic larvae in the water.  After about six months, creatures such as birds, frogs, mice and lizards will come to it to feed. Whether a pond is small, medium or huge, it is a diverse ecosystem, and every wildlife garden will benefit from having one.

Wildlife Water Gardens Guide

Why is a water garden desirable? ven the smallest garden can host a wildlife pond. If you leave a tub, bucket, half-barrel or butt of wa...

Building a wildlife pond  How can I make it look natural?  The trick with creating a natural-looking pond is to build the edging so that all traces of the construction materials are completely hidden from view. For example, with a bit of forward planning, it is easily possible to conceal the edges of a butyl pond liner.  Here, while you cannot see anything on the surface other than plants, rocks and earth, below the surface there is a concrete and brick.....

Building a wildlife pond

How can I make it look natural? The trick with creating a natural-looking pond is to build the edging so that all traces of the constructi...

Building A Bog Garden Guide  What exactly is a bog garden? atural ponds generally have areas of soggy, low-lying bog around the water’s edge, which are packed with rushes, irises, the nests of water birds, frogs, newts and so on.  Characteristically, these areas very rarely dry out, they are wet and difficult underfoot, and conditions are such that the underlying water is free-flowing rather than stagnant. In a wildlife garden, a bog garden is an artificial replication of a stretch of…

Building A Bog Garden Guide

What exactly is a bog garden? atural ponds generally have areas of soggy, low-lying bog around the water’s edge, which are packed with rush...

other pondlife ln wildlife gardens  What else lives in a pond? ake a magnifying glass to any well-established pond and you will see that every smear of mud, snip of plant and cup of water is teeming with wildlife.  There are aquatic insects, such as the mayfly and caddis fly, as well as invertebrates (animals without a backbone), such as leeches, water stick insects, water snails and water boatmen. Even more types of creature are to be found living in and around streams and brooks....

other pondlife ln wildlife gardens

What else lives in a pond? ake a magnifying glass to any well-established pond and you will see that every smear of mud, snip of plant and ...

Types Of Amphibians in Wildlife Gardens What type of creatures are they?  rogs, toads and newts are all amphibians, meaning that their body temperature varies with their surroundings, they lay eggs en masse (called spawn) that develop into tadpoles, and they hibernate during the winter months....

Types Of Amphibians in Wildlife Gardens

What type of creatures are they? rogs, toads and newts are all amphibians, meaning that their body temperature varies with their surrou...

Can I have fish in wildlife gardens small pond? well-balanced wildlife pond will support just about anything that swims, but the problem with fish is that they are very good at eating everything else. Research suggests that, if you do choose to have fish in a small pond, you will be limiting the numbers of other creatures.  It is best to start by introducing a small number of native fish and see what happens before proceeding any further. Be ready to be ruthless if fish numbers outgrow…

Can I have fish in wildlife gardens small pond?

well-balanced wildlife pond will support just about anything that swims, but the problem with fish is that they are very good at eating eve...

Choosing water-garden plants for wildlife gardens Are they difficult to grow?   you will need trees, shrubs and flowers to complement the pond and to enrich the wildlife habitat, bog plants for the damp ground around the water’s edge, emergent or marginal plants for the shallows, floating or deep-water plants for a whole range of depths, and aquatic plants that may be completely or partially submerged. They are no harder to grow than any other garden plants, as long as you match them to…

Choosing water-garden plants for wildlife gardens

Are they difficult to grow? you will need trees, shrubs and flowers to complement the pond and to enrich the wildlife habitat, bog p...

Which birds will come to my large pond? Wildfowl, such as ducks, swans and geese, are web-footed  birds that live on, in and near water. Ducks are the smallest  of these, and therefore more likely to visit a pond in a country  garden. Rails, such as coots and moorhens, are smallish, shy  birds that live near slow-moving water – to attract them you could  try creating large areas of bog garden near your pond. Herons  may also visit if you have fish...

Which birds will come to my large pond?

Wildfowl, such as ducks, swans and geese, are web-footed birds that live on, in and near water. Ducks are the smallest of these, and there...

What is so special about birds in wildlife gardens? Birds are important simply in the sense that they are beautiful in their own right – what could be lovelier than the sight and sound of a blackbird in spring? Yet they are also a measure of the health of our gardens. If you have a variety of birds going about their normal business of feeding, fighting, nesting, breeding and bringing up their young, the likelihood is that everything in and around your garden is doing well....

What is so special about birds in wildlife gardens?

Birds are important simply in the sense that they are beautiful in their own right – what could be lovelier than the sight and sound of a b...

Planning and planting the garden guide How can I attract a range of birds?  Your garden must include a series of habitats, with each area providing a safe place for birds to feed, shelter and roost or nest. If you have mainly lawn, you will need to redesign the garden so that you have the largest possible pond, bog gardens around the pond, as many trees and shrubs as space allows, plenty of seed-producing plants, herbaceous borders and ground cover....

Planning and planting the garden guide

How can I attract a range of birds? Your garden must include a series of habitats, with each area providing a safe place for birds to ...

Most Common Wildlife Garden Birds

Which birds are most likely to appear? Depending on where you live, but irrespective of the size of your garden, in many parts of Eur...