OUT I N THE GAR­DEN

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - WILD AT HOME -

PLANT FOX­GLOVES

Fox­gloves are beloved by bum­ble­bees and flower un­til Septem­ber. Plant the mi­nus­cule seeds into trays now for beau­ti­ful, nec­tar-rich blooms next year.

MAKE A BIRD BATH

This year’s heat­wave has left birds des­per­ate for wa­ter. Build them a bath us­ing a ter­ra­cotta pot, saucer and a few stones. See in­struc­tions at www.dis­cov­er­wildlife.com

SET TO SEED

Au­gust sees thoughts turn­ing to new terms and new sea­sons. Start let­ting flow­ers run to seed to pro­vide food for birds when au­tumn ar­rives.

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