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Over the past 50 years there have been de­clines in two-thirds of UK plant and an­i­mal species. Wild About Gardens Week is a joint ini­tia­tive by the RHS and the Wildlife Trusts to com­bat this. The week runs from Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 23 to Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 29. The wild bee friendly gar­den­ing guide can be down­loaded at www. wild­about­gar­densweek.org.uk Reg­is­ter to take part in this year’s Great Bri­tish Bee Count at www. greatbri­tish­beecount.co.uk

PA Photo/Rachel Scopes

A red tailed bum­ble­bee

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