15. First do no harm! Avoid using poisons in the garden and avoid killing things, this includes wasps and spiders.
16. Enjoy watching wildlife in your garden: the more time you spend watching wildlife the more you will understand its needs.
17. Don’t be too tidy. Wildlife thrives in undisturbed areas, leave some areas even if small as wild areas.
18. Wildlife needs food, water and shelter. Consider how your garden can meet these needs.
19. Recycle garden waste by composting.
20. Ensure your garden is bee friendly by planting nectar-rich flowers and protecting active nest sites.
21. Love your butterflies. Plant traditional nectar rich species rather than showy hybrids.
22. Don’t forget moths. Plant night flowering plants that attract moths such as honeysuckle and tobacco plants.
23. Provide some fresh water, however small, and keep it topped up.
24. A well sited log pile will provide an important habitat. Gardens which are rich in invertebrates are likely to be good for lots of other wildlife too.
25. Create a wildflower lawn. Leave part of your lawn to grow for five weeks between May and June without being cut. This will allow wildflowers to grow and set seed. When you finally cut the area remove the cuttings.
26. Trim hedges in winter before birds start nesting in them.
27. Provide shelter for hibernating hedgehogs by leaving a pile of dead leaves under your hedge.
28. Reduce the amount of tap water you use in the garden by harvesting rain water to water your plants.
29. Provide shelter and hibernation sites for amphibians, by placing paving slabs in a quiet place in your garden. Beneath the slabs scrape some soil away to form a shallow bowl with a tunnel sloping up towards one edge of the slab.
30. Sink a plastic bowl into the ground and create your own mini pond.
31. Swift numbers are declining. Help your local swift population by putting up a swift box.
32. Put up a bat box.
33. Growing fruit and vegetables in your garden cuts food miles. By reducing food transport and energy costs you can save money and help the environment.
34. Use climbing plants to create cover on fences, walls and buildings. The plants will provide an extra source of nectar and a place to shelter for many different species.