Biodiversity: Our nature is experiencing a dramatic decline in biodiversity. Anything that can be done to increase wildlife and plant biodiversity is a positive contribution. Plant native species that provide food and habitat for native insects, butterflies and bees.
Plant a Tree: To mitigate climate change the advice most often given is ‘Plant a Tree‘. Ideally an indigenous broad leaf species. Check your soil type, light and exposure to wind.
Shrubs and Hedges: A must for birds, and with a feeder nearby, perfect sanctuary from predators. Hedge for wildlife.
Pond: Installing even a small pond is an effective way to improve biodiversity. Wildlife will come to it and that includes as a source of drinking water. Build a pond.
Compost: Using your garden waste to compost and recycle into your garden is far better than burning or disposing of at refuse tips. Build a compost using pallets.
Wild Area: If you leave an area to go wild the weeds and wild flowers can attract insects that would not survive in a manicured environment. Add a log shelter to encourage bugs and fungi. You could even add a hedgehog home. Create a wildlife patch or an entire wildlife garden. A good watch is this video ‘Making the best of the built environment for butterflies and moths‘
Chickens: If you have the space, it is fun and you get the freshest eggs.
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