Teunisbloemen: ze ruiken heerlijk, ideaal voor nachtvlinders, breken de grond met hun sterke penwortels, bloeien laaaaang, hebben een mooie sierwaarde, puttertjes komen bij mij ‘s winters zaad eten, zaad en bloem(knopp)en ook voor ons eetbaar, zaaien zich op onverwachte plekken uit waardoor de tuin spannend blijft (met selectief wieden kan je het beeld zelf bepalen), doen het ook goed op mijn zandgrond en, oh, ja: ooit al gehoord van het boekje ‘Opblijven voor de teunisbloem’ (de knoppen openen namelijk ‘s avonds)? Need I say more 😉? #gardeningforwildlife#wildlifegardening
You work tirelessly, and selflessly. You dedicate your time to helping your small little hive and only ever strengthen the ecosystems you rely on. Have something to drink my tired little friend. You're always welcome in my garden. #bumblebees#saveourbees#nature#wildlifegardening
Stunning wildflower spiral inspiration at Helmingham Hall today. This idea would be so easy to copy and keeps the kiddos much more entertained than I’d imagined! Sometimes it’s the simple things that work best isn’t it. #wildlifegardening#wildflowermeadow#gardendesign
A simple black and white silhouette image of a swift. These amazing birds are almost always in the air, only landing at their nests. Did you know swifts can live to be 21 years old and fly over a million kilometres in their lifetime?! By now, most swifts including their young will have returned to their wintering grounds in Africa and we will have to wait until next year to witness their amazing aerial acrobatics once again. Swifts are declining and we can help by creating more nest sites. Swifts are picky and so specially designed nest boxes are now available to retrofit to existing homes. For new builds, special 'swift bricks' can be built into the fabric of the wall. Find more information on the RSPB website.
Hedging - You Bet A great way to get wildlife friendly in urban gardens is to use a living boundary. Use climbers, ivy or hedging that can bring scent, berries, and colour whilst providing food and shelter for insects and birds. #urbanwildlife#wildlifegardening
Coffee in the garden with the bees and butterflies - this space was completely covered in concrete when we moved in last December. All we did was remove the concrete, dig a pond and scatter wildflower seeds and it has completely come back to life! Nature can recover so quickly with the tiniest breathing space. Never get bored of this view! 🍃
My absolute FAVE in the moth trap this morning. Garden tiger - it’s declined by 92% in the south-east since 1968. Proud to have them breeding on my allotment and hope to encourage them to breed in my garden. Two adults this morning - a good sign 💚🐛