Nature’s little helpers
These invertebrates are a big help – not a hindrance – to gardeners!
We live in enlightened times when we want to encourage wildlife into our gardens. It’s very different to the philosophy of gardeners 50 years ago, when chemicals were splashed around with pride. Now we value the help of wild creatures but the emphasis does tend to be on feathered friends. Insects get a raw deal, being seen as ‘creepy crawlies’! But our gardens are a jungle of fascinating mini-beasts and many of them aren’t just interesting but do a lot of good, too.
A pile of twigs is a great winter haven for many of our friendly bugs