Wildlife Gardening

Wildlife-friendly gardening is about making a haven for you, as well as for wildlife. Up to a quarter of a city's area can be made up of gardens. Although each garden on its own may be small. together they form a patchwork linking urban green spaces with nature reserves and the wider countryside. With an estimated 24 million gardens in the UK, the way they are managed can make a big difference for wildlife. Hedgehogs, sparrows, song thrushes and stag beetles are all declining species in the UK If we manage our gardens for wildlife, these creatures and many more will feel the benefits.
Garden pond, by Tom Marshall

Questions & advice

There are too many male mallards on our pond and they are chasing the females
How can I stop a heron from eating my fish?
How can I feed birds and keep rats and squirrels away?
Is it important to keep bird tables and bird feeders clean?
What is an alien wildlife species?
Can amphibians and fish live together?
Can you suggest some simple things to do to make my garden more wildlife friendly?
When is the best time of year to cut my hedge??
How can I encourage wildlife into my pond?
What are the best species to put in a wildlife hedge?
What are the best plants to grow to attract butterflies to my garden?
Are there any wildlife friendly plants I can grow between the cracks of my patio slabs?
How valuable is ivy for wildlife ?
Why are hedgehogs declining?
How can I help hedgehogs?
How do I make my garden better for solitary bees?
How do I make fat balls for birds?
What is happening to bumblebees?
Can I remove a hedgerow?
How can I help bumblebees?
How can I encourage bee orchids to stay in the garden?
Where have all the birds gone from my garden?
How do I plant a wildlife friendly hedge?
Will sowing arable weeds in my garden help other wildlife?
How can I get involved in monitoring bird populations?
Why are flowers such as corncockles and cornflowers now so rare?
What should I do there is ice on my pond?
My pond is cloudy what can I do?
How should I feed my garden birds?
How often should I cut my wildlife hedge?