Tips For Inviting Nature Into Your Garden
Even if you don't have a garden, hanging baskets and window boxes with the right plants and flowers can still help butterflies and bees.
See how you can give nature a helping hand with these tips.
UK butterflies come in many beautiful colours and its great to see what varieties you can spot in your garden. And we've all heard how bees are struggling and may need a helping hand from us to provide pollen. But if you want your garden to be a regular stopping place for these amazing creatures, make sure you have some of their favorite food available.
If its practical for you to leave a wild and natural area of grasses, nettles and wildflowers, then butterflies and bees will be attracted to your garden and feast on these delights.
But if this isn't possible and maybe space is limited, some wise choices will mean you will still be able to help pollinators and create a summer buzz where you live.
Why not create a herb garden in a pot?
They are all super easy to grow in pots and taste great in our recipes too!
ARE YOU WILD ABOUT GARDENS
Kent Wildlife Trust run a fantastic garden award scheme with a difference. It doesn't matter how big or small your space is, if you are taking steps to encourage wildlife into your garden, you can enter and receive expert advice from Kent Wildlife Trust's garden advisors.
The scheme is open to individual residents, schools, community groups etc Why not find out more by visiting Wilder Gardens. You'll also find many tips on how to get started.