Wildlife gardening

This section is here to give you the information, tools and tips you need to transform your garden into a wildlife haven. Below you'll find a month by month guide on the most important things to do in your garden at this time of year. For more general advice, tips and ideas, browse through the 3 categories below to find out anything from how to make a bird box or garden pond to how to sow a wildflower meadow!

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Want to know what to feed the birds or how to attract frogs and toads? Maybe you want to have a go at building a bird box or even a bug hotel?
Find out more about the best plants, flowers, trees and shrubs for a colourful and varied wildlife garden bursting with food and shelter for all kinds of creatures!
And everything else...find out how to build a pond, control pests without using chemicals or make the most of a small space!

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What to do in your garden this month

Collecting water
Despite the shortening days, the summer heat (if you are lucky!) and humidity normally reaches its peak in August, but thunderstorms also occur more often and this is, on average, the wettest of the summer months, and in some eastern counties the wettest month of the year, so hopefully your water butts will be getting full. Image by hockeyshooter via Flickr Remember to water plants in the early morning or later evening to reduce wastage of water through evaporation and apply water directly to…