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If you love the creatures in your garden, you'll love our Homes for Wildlife project. This is the place to ask and answer questions about making your backyard wildlife-friendly.
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Gardening for wildlife
Follow the adventures of Adrian Thomas, our wildlife gardening expert, and be inspired to create your own wildlife haven on your doorstep. Adrian posts here every Monday and Friday without fail, so make it a date and drop by!
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My berry-testers have arrived!
Over the last three weeks, my Rowan ( Sorbus aucuparia ) berries have begun to flush with colour, a little suffusion of orange increasingly glowing across the dangling clusters. But when would they be ripe enough for wildlife? Well, help arrived this weekend to let me know. And here she is ( left...
2 Aug 2010
Can't do better than a berry bush
I'm delighted to welcome back Denise from www.wildaboutdevon.co.uk for her berry-based Resolutions for 2010: I was walking along the side of a road recently when I was struck by the number of birds on a holly bush. It must have been getting on for thirty, mainly Redwings. Further on, when I had...
15 Jan 2010
A prickly subject
Happy New Year! How exciting - it makes spring and summer and full-on gardening seem that much closer. But before we leave the festive season behind, I covered Mistletoe on Christmas Day so it's only fair that the Holly should get a look-in today. And what's interesting is that the plants...
1 Jan 2010
Pretty in pink
Back where I come from in the Midlands, there’s a place on the Malvern Hills with the delightful name of Happy Valley where each autumn Ring Ouzels turn up on their migration. They’re heading south to the Atlas Mountains in northern Africa, but they do like to stop off and feed up for a few...
16 Nov 2009
Gardening for wildlife - a blogging update
Welcome to anyone who is here having seen the blog in the RSPB Homes for Wildlife e-newsletter – good to have you! It’s early days, but we’re already beginning to develop a lovely crowd of visitors. What I really want is to get your feedback, questions and suggestions – don’t...
2 Nov 2009
Very berry tasty
Autumn can seem such a benevolent season. Everywhere it seems plants are displaying their wares and saying, 'Eat me, eat me', and none more so that berry-bearing bushes. What I'm interested to know is what is eating which berries in your garden? Have the birds started on the cotoneasters...
16 Oct 2009
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