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Wildlife gardening. Wildlife habitats or homes for nature. Nesting boxes and ponds, deadwood piles and insect and bug hotels. Hedgehog highways and trees and plants for pollinators.

Build a Bug Hotel in your Garden

Another Cleeve Nursery blog by garden guru Alan Down but this one is all about homes for wildlife. He is encouraging you to Build a Bug Hotel in your Garden Bug hotels are places for those all-important creepy crawlies to survive whatever our winter throws at them and come spring, they’ll be back out in your garden pollinating, eating pests and getting eaten themselves! A good starting point is to find a few old wooden pallets. Often the owners of these are only too pleased to see them taken away! These can form the main structure and framework of your hotel. If you can’t find any pallets then scrap wood or bricks and concrete blocks will do just as well. Before you start constructing, look for a quiet out-of-the-way place in your garden to site the hotel.  It’s not so much that your construction will be unsightly; it’s more that it will have higher occupancy in a shaded and sheltered location. Behind the...

Orchard biodiversity – Traditional orchards as a habitat for wildlife 

Orchard biodiversity - Peoples Trust for Endangered Species

Traditional orchards as a habitat for wildlife

Veteran tree in traditional orchard
Find out what it is about traditional orchards that make them so good for wildlife, and such an important habitat to conserve.

Top tips for a wildlife friendly orchard

Traditional cider orchard
Find out what you can do to help maintain and encourage biodiversity in your orchard with these simple and low cost suggestions.

Discover the wildlife living in your orchard

Noble chafer - Paul Brock
Glimpse the secret life of orchards by discovering the unique combination of species that call your orchard home. Orchard biodiversity - Peoples Trust for Endangered Species. Traditional orchards as a habitat for wildlife. Find out what it is about...
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