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This weekend... make a cosy home for insects
Now that autumn's most definitely here and making itself felt, spare a thought for the small creatures which will be looking for somewhere snug to see out the cold months. This weekend, why not try making a home for insects ? It's really easy, though you can make it as ornate and complex as...
5 Oct 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
This weekend... get snapping
I love photography... Hopefully we'll see some bright, crisp, frosty days soon - ideal for capturing those wintry moments. For me, the great thing about frost is that it can make almost anything beautiful (or at least more interesting than before). Did you know you could see your photographs printed...
13 Jan 2012
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...
6 Jan 2012
This weekend... don't let holly hog the limelight
At this time of year, holly gets all the attention. Poor old ivy is very much the poor relation, despite its mention in that well-known Christmas carol... Yes, female holly trees produce beautiful red berries among prickly, glossy leaves. But ivy's just as good a plant for wildlife - probably...
11 Nov 2011
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...
5 Aug 2011
This weekend... do your bit for bees
The blossom has burst into bloom in the gardens here at The Lodge and is attracting lots of busy bees, buzzing from flower to flower. You may not realise it, but bees do a lot more than just bumble around and produce honey – in fact, us humans owe these little creatures an awful lot. Bees have...
1 Apr 2011
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