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  • Blog Post: This weekend...create a buzz in your garden

    Add a splash of colour to your garden this weekend by turning your balcony, patio, or window ledge into a miniature garden. Although window boxes , hanging baskets , planters and tubs may not be the largest of areas, you'll find lots of insects more than grateful for your efforts. Just imagine being...
  • Blog Post: This weekend... start planning your wildlife garden

    January is a quiet month in most gardens, so it’s a great time to take advantage of the lull in time-consuming jobs like mowing lawns and tending veggie plots, by plannin g for the year ahead. Gardens are a vital resource for Britain’s wildlife, and it’s not just the big gardens...
  • Blog Post: This weekend:...make the most of the rain

    Hands up if you’ve ever spent a rainy weekend trawling round the DIY stores? I know I have! So this weekend why not pick up a water butt? It’s an easy way to save water, giving gardeners a ready supply of water for plants during summer. They’re easy to get hold of, all the large DIY...
  • Blog Post: This weekend...fascinating fungi

    Famous for springing up overnight then disappearing almost as fast, fungi can seem hard to get to know and love . But go for a walk in almost any wood at this time of year and you'll come across some fascinating fungi . And with names such as stinkhorns, waxcaps, and earthstars don't they...
  • Blog Post: This weekend...Put up a nestbox

    As we’re coming to the end of the BTO’s National Nestbox Week , this weekend is the perfect time to put up a nestbox in your garden. Get your nestbox Firstly you will actually need your nestbox. Take a look at our online shop – we sell a range that suits every taste and budget...
  • Blog Post: This weekend...No tidying now

    Not tidying. Now there's something that comes easily to me! As my long-suffering Mum and girlfriend will no doubt attest to! It’s not that I don’t prefer to be tidy, but there’s always something more interesting to do. However, when it comes to wildlife gardening, being slow to...
  • Blog Post: This weekend... plan a pond

    This weekend, how about planning a life-enhancing, wildlife-friendly addition to your garden or balcony? Think about creating a pond . With a typical British summer ahead, now's the time to install water butts to collect pond-friendly rainwater (if you haven't already) and take the plunge...
  • Blog Post: This weekend...Prepare for your Birdwatch

    The countdown to the Big Garden Birdwatch is on! It’s now just three weeks until it’s time to sit down, perhaps in your favourite chair, and look out your window for just one hour, counting the birds in your garden. So, how can you make the most of your Birdwatch? Just how are you going...
  • Blog Post: This weekend...go wild in the garden

    You don't always have to go to one of our reserves to see the best in UK wildlife. If you own a garden, or even just a window box, it can sometimes be as simple as staring out of the window to see the splendours of nature. And thanks to our homes for wildlife project you can get simple, tailored...
  • Blog Post: This weekend...Ready for the winter?

    Cold. That’s what those in the know are forecasting this weekend. But don’t despair. The cold weather could bring more birds to your garden – woo hoo! So this weekend, why don’t you make sure that your feeders are cleaned out, topped up and ready to rock? What, when and...
  • Blog Post: This weekend... have a wildlife-friendly barbecue

    Don't say it too loudly, but it looks like it might be quite a nice weekend . What have you got planned? I'm looking forward to a barbecue. If you might be doing the same, make sure you make it a wildlife-friendly event and buy Forestry Stewardship Council-approved charcoal . If your barbecue...
  • Blog Post: This weekend...get trimming before it's too late

    Hedges need to be managed to ensure they continue being useful as a shelter and refuge for wildlife. This weekend will (most likely) be your last chance to give your hedges a good clip before the summer. A word of warning Even now there might be a bird nesting, in which case it'll be...
  • Blog Post: This weekend...life in the slow lane

    With results from our recent Make Your Nature Count garden wildlife survey suggesting that as many as one in 10 of you have slow worms in your garden , why not get to know them a bit better this weekend? As Maurice recently pointed out on this very blog, there is nothing to fear from these legless...