...Here are some ‘dos’ to going natural
Gardening in harmony with nature allows us to increase biodiversity in our gardens, which helps the planet. Here’s a few green gardening resolutions to adopt for 2019: l Encourage pollinators – grow a greater range of nectar-rich flowers and native flowers. l Compost more – create your own natural soil improver. l Install a water butt – collect free rainwater, which is better for watering plants and filling ponds! l Keep plants happy – healthy plants are less likely to suffer from pest and disease attack. l Plant more shrubs and trees
– give birds a place to feed, shelter and nest. Include late berries and early flowers to help hungry birds and pollinators. l Provide a
water source – even a dustbin lid, small barrel or tiny wildlife pond will attract a huge range of wildlife. l Replace bland fences with a living screen – attractive hedges offer better wind protection and provide food and shelter for birds, butterflies and insects.
Living plants make better garden screens A la m y Sh u er st oc k
Biodiversity is the key to a healthy garden
Native flowers and ponds a ract lots of garden life A la m y