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Plants

Bramble

A real must in any wildlife garden, blackberry flowers provide nectar and pollen for many insects, it bears fruit in late summer and autumn, and offers good cover all year round. More...

Bramble

Berberis

There are many kinds of berberis, both evergreen and deciduous. Our native Berberis vulgaris grows in southern England. More...

Berberis

Buddleia

Popular with a wide range of insects, the buddleia will tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but prefers full sun. More...

Cornelian cherry

A member of the dogwood family, cornelian cherry will grow well in most soils, sun or part-shade, and up to 5 to 8 metres in height. More...

Cornelian cherry

Cotoneaster

There are many different kinds, and many are semi-evergreen through winter. More...

Cotoneaster

Crab apple

Crab apples which have attractive pink or white blossom in spring, make ideal trees for the garden, producing colourful fruits in autumn, much loved by birds. More...

Crab apple

Daisies, dandelions and thistles

The daisy family contains many plants that are exceptionally good for wildlife, either attracting insects for nectar or birds and small mammals for seeds. More...

Daisies, dandelions and thistles

Dogwood

The native dogwood is a tall bush with small, round black berries in late summer and autumn. More...

Dogwood

Firethorn

This slow-growing wall shrub produces dense thorny evergreen growth making them ideal for intruder-proof hedging or for training on walls. More...

Firethorn

Guelder rose

As well as the native guelder rose (or viburnum), you'll find several other kinds of non-native viburnum for sale in plant centres, both evergreen and deciduous, and most find favour with birds because of their berries. More...

Guelder rose

Hawthorn

A very valuable addition to any wildlife garden, hawthorn provides food for more than 150 different insect species. More...

Hawthorn

Holly

Holly is an excellent evergreen shrub for a wildlife garden, growing in any soil and coping well in full sun or shade. More...

Holly

Honeysuckle

Honeysuckle is a vigorous climber that if pruned hard thickens up to become an ideal nest and roost site. More...

Honeysuckle

Ivy

Ivy is a woody, evergreen climber that grows up walls, fences and trees using tiny roots to cling to the substrate; in woods it can also carpet the ground. More...

Ivy

Rose

There is a bewildering number of different roses, but if you want to enjoy them for their wildlife benefit, as well as glorious summer flowers, choose old-fashioned varieties which are fragrant and disease-resistant. More...

Spindleberry

The common spindleberry is a large native shrub that is found in hedgerows and scrub, particularly on alkaline soils. More...

Spindleberry