The biodiversity of Bredfield’s gardens
Bredfield’s gardens provide an important haven for wildlife; surprisingly rich in biodiversity potential. An average Bredfield garden may be visited by: more than 20 species of bird; more than 15 species of butterfly; more than 12 species of bee; and, while you sleep, more than 100 species of moth.
When gardens are made more wildlife-friendly, this diversity of wildlife increases and the numbers increase as well.
Making gardens wildlife-friendly
Wildlife-friendly gardening involves: planting flowers and plants that will attract and provide sustenance for wildlife; providing spaces and niches where wildlife can thrive; helping with feeding and housing wildlife (bird feeders, nest boxes, etc); and avoiding the overuse of harmful chemicals.
There is lots of advice out there on how best to do these things: which flowers to buy; how to make a small garden pond; where to place nest boxes; how to build a bug hotel; and much more. Please follow the link provided below to access this information.
Is a wildlife-friendly garden just a messy garden?
No! A wildlife-friendly garden isn’t the same as a messy garden. Many wildlife-friendly flowers are also beautiful flowers. Adding a small pond to your garden can enhance its appearance and appeal. Small areas left with longer grass and meadow flowers can be framed by a mowed lawn. Think of it like placing a landscape watercolour painting on the plain wall of your living room.
If you have space in your garden to plant a wildflower zone, it will look quite spectacular in spring and summer.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR GARDEN WILDLIFE FRIENDLY
There is plenty of advice and tips on how to make your garden wildlife-friendly.
“When it comes to gardening for wildlife, it’s up to you: you can do a little or you can do a lot. But what’s important is to realise that everyone can do something for the wildlife that shares our gardens. And if everyone does their bit it really can make a difference.”