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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.

Garden bird nesting boxes – wildlife gardening – LondonTreeSurgeons

Garden bird nesting boxes - LondonTreeSurgeons Standard Box A box with a small circular hole cut in the front and usually placed at about 1.5 m (5 feet) or higher.     The size of the hole determines which bird is most likely to take up residence, for example:
  • 25 mm for Blue Tits
  • 28 mm for Great Tits
  • 32 mm for House Sparrows
  • 45 mm for Starlings
  • Open Box The open box is like the standard box except that most of the front is missing. These boxes usually attract Robins, Pied Wagtails, and Redstarts. Usually placed at about 1.5 m (5 feet) or higher.
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Top ten jobs for May – RHS


Top ten jobs for May - RHS

Summer's on its way
As bulbs fade and herbaceous borders grow in leaps and bounds, it is now clear that summer is approaching. Sowing and planting out bedding can begin, depending on regional weather variations, and you can take softwood cuttings. It's also time to get back into the lawn mowing regime, as the lawn will be loving the warmer temperatures this month brings

Trees and Shrubs

Cut back tender shrubs and sub-shrubs such as Penstemon, Caryopteris and Fuchsia after the danger of frost has passed. Clip evergreen hedges. If not too woody, shredded clippings can be added to the compost heap, ideally in combination with soft material such as grass clippings. Prune spring-flowering shrubs such as japonica or Japanese quince (Chaenomeles), Choisya and Ribes after flowering. Remove one stem in three from Kerria and Spiraea ‘Arguta’, and shorten the other flowered stems...