Nature needs our help to protect and restore it
There are lots of ways we can help nature to thrive. Here are some suggestions to guide you. Follow these, where and when you can, and you’ll be on your way to rewilding…
Blue Hearts Campaign – Rewild your garden
The Blue Hearts campaign started in 2014 because of the dramatic decline in wild plants and animals (biodiversity) across the UK. It promotes the rewilding of our gardens, parks, road verges and school grounds and encourages everyone to leave areas to grow wild throughout the summer. Helping nature to restore biodiversity is about encouraging native grassland with native wildflowers to grow, and it is not just about plants. It helps habitats for insects, birds, small mammals, amphibians and reptiles.
Why not make a wild space in your home or garden? Rewilding is a natural solution to climate change and restores biodiversity. So, here is a list of 6 easy things you can do in your garden….
1. Create a ‘wild area’ - LET SOME OF YOUR LAWN GROW LONG - Choose an area of lawn and don't cut this area until the winter.
2. Don’t be too tidy - Allow a bit of wildness here and there, leave piles of leaves, old bits of wood, twigs and grass in a sheltered corner of your garden to create a haven for little critters.
3. Mix and match your plants – To attract bees and other insects.
4. Avoid harmful pesticides - Ditch the harmful, chemical pesticides in favour of natural alternatives.
5. Don’t ditch the weeds - Plants such as stinging nettles provide homes for moths and butterflies, so leave your weeds and see a wider array of beautiful insects.
6. Build a small pond - no matter how small, the addition of a pond to a garden will attract all sorts of wildlife.