Wildlife Gardening - encourage wildlife to your garden and give nature a hand!
If you’re stuck inside with lockdown and the weather is too bad to get out into the garden, now is a good time to set your brain to work (if it isn’t already!).
Why not some time reading up on how to help animals and wildlife in particular in your garden? There is always something new to discover, and you never know, you may be able to put it into effect in your own garden or on your balcony, or you may be able to get involved in gardening in the community or in schools in the future. The RHS is a wonderful source of information!
The RHS is Britain’s leading gardening charity and they’ve been going since 1804. RHS stands for the Royal Horticultural Society and amongst other things they are world famous for their wonderful flower shows at places like Chelsea, Hampton Court, Tatton Park and their superb gardens (Harlow Carr, Hyde Hill, Rosemoor and Wisley).
Wildlife Gardening - Help is at Hand from the RHS!
You don’t have to leave home to access lots of help from the RHS – you can do it online! So if you want to do more wildlife gardening, help is at hand – all you have to do is to fly away to the RHS website and visit their Wildlife Gardening pages.
Encourage wildlife into your garden
The RHS has a number of tips for encouraging wildlife into your garden. These include:
And to help you along, the RHS has produced some short videos on wildlife gardening. Lockdown (and any time) could be a great time to take a look at them, especially as winter draws in. The videos include:
So you see, there’s no shortage of things to watch and you can also enjoy their fabulous website!
Become a member of the RHS, and you get all sorts of benefits, including discounted tickets to flower shows, personalised gardening advice on the phone or online and the monthly The Garden magazine. This could be a great gift for a garden lover, too. Find out more here.
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