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Archive for June 2019

Build your own bug hotel

Bug houses come in all shapes and sizes Bug house are a popular feature in school and community gardens. There are a simple and cheap way of creating a wildlife friendly environment. Look at some of the bug houses from across our network! If you feel inspired by these creative wildlife havens, take a look…

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Get to know: The Railway Garden – Sunday Mirror

Kate – Snowy Owl 1st Shepherdswell Brownies Our story Our Brownie group is called 1st Shepherdswell Brownies. We are based in Shepherdswell, Near Dover, Kent and we meet every week. We love having fun, making new friends, crafts, pack holidays, trips! As a group we are passionate about the great outdoors and enjoy making habitats…

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5 fun ways to attract wildlife to your garden

Hedgehogs It is easy to encourage these small, prickly, yet cute creatures to hibernate and rest in your garden. You may even find they’ll raise their young once your home is more established. Studies have shown that hedgehog numbers are decreasing which is a real shame given that they keep down the numbers of pesky…

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Get to know: The Wonky Florist – Sunday Mirror

Sue Hulme – Wonky Garden Our story Wonky Garden was started by myself and two friends in 2017 after we met during our cancer treatments. From our very early discussions when we talked about what we’d like to do after our treatements had ended, it became clear that we all had our own personal objectives…

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Plant for July | Lavender

Lavender With its bushing habit, vivid flowers and pleasing scent, lavender is a real cottage garden staple. A favourite for bees and other insects, it is a must have for any wildlife garden too!   Where to plant Lavender enjoys full sun and well-drained soil. They struggle in heavier soils such as clay and loam,…

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Get to know: Petrus Incredible Edible – Sunday Mirror

Petrus Petrus Incredible Edible Rachel Bennion The Petrus Community is a registered charity providing residential and day support services for people in housing need throughout the Borough of Rochdale, helping them develop their skills, independence and choice. Our community garden is a large part of what we do and is an area we are particularly…

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