Go Wild About Gardens

  • Snowdrops. Credit: RHS

Snowdrops give an early hint of spring and our impulse is to get going in the garden. Spread your effort and do some things right now, like planting bare-root trees or trimming hedges. Plan ahead for others, so you can be ready when the weather is right. Design a border for butterflies or bees, or try out new plants for pollinators.

Frog in a pond. Credit: RHS

Watery respite

Ponds are not just a haven for wildlife – they are restful to sit beside.

House sparrow. Credit: northeastwildlife.co.uk

Chirpy groupies

As breeding season approaches, listen out for sparrow chatter in a hedge near you.

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