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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...
26 Oct 2012
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...
19 Oct 2012
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...
21 Sep 2012
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...
7 Sep 2012
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...
17 Aug 2012
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...
13 Jul 2012
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...
27 Apr 2012
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...
13 Apr 2012
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...
2 Mar 2012
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