Planting for wildlife

(4 Posts)
Casey Mon 01-Jul-13 09:34:19

Our lovely new (huge) garden has loads of wildlife and garden birds in it.

Around the boundaries are trees and shrubs, then within this boundary is a rough/wilderness kind of a margin.

I'm concerned that if I just ignore/abandon the nettles, goosegrass, etc. They will just run wild and become uncontrollable. But the animals do like this kind of habitat.

Any tips? What should I dig out? Cut down occasionally? Anything that I can plant which will be more manageable?

quoteunquote Mon 01-Jul-13 11:54:01

www.bbka.org.uk/learn/gardening_for_bees

www.rhs.org.uk/Gardening/Sustainable-gardening/Plants-for-pollinators

and leave patches of nettles, very important, I use nettles to keep children out of areas of the garden.

Casey Mon 01-Jul-13 17:25:46

Thank you

gardeningmum Tue 02-Jul-13 14:59:00

I've recently done a post about creating a bee- friendly garden and some of the plants in my garden i know are bee friendly.

kidsinthegarden.co.uk/10-simple-steps-to-creating-a-bee-friendly-garden/

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