Your Garden

Grow plants to attract wildlife to your garden article spread
Grow a variety of wild and cultivated plants in your garden and you’ll attract lots of invertebrates, birds and mammals. 
How to use rot in your garden article spread
Encouraging the army of decomposers, from slugs and snails to beetle grubs, bacteria and fungi, is a great way to enrich your wildlife garden and boost the numbers of visiting animals. 
How to monitor the wildlife in your garden article spread
Watching your garden wildlife is not only enjoyable; recording your observations will contribute to important national data.
Illustration of chaffinch on nest in May rain, from garden birds spread.
The birds keep a low profile this month as they settle down to the challenge of raising young. But should the weather turn, death is never far away. The late-arriving swifts have a clever solution, writes Dominic Couzens.
Are shop-bought animal homes really worth the money?
How to use logs to attract wildlife article spread
Dead or dying wood is a vital habitat for plants, fungi and animals in the wild – and it’s easy to replicate it in your garden with a log pile.
How to use stones in your garden article spread
Natural stone makes an attractive addition to any garden and provides a diversity of habitats for wildlife.
Make your lawn wildlife-friendly article spread
Manage your lawn properly and it can be both a haven for wildlife and a lovely place to enjoy the summer.  
Make the walls of your house wildlife-friendly article spread
With careful planning, the walls of your house can provide a valuable refuge and source of food for garden wildlife.  
How to watch British wildlife
In spring, newts start to return to garden ponds to breed. Now is a great time to watch their fascinating behaviour.
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