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March will be a month full of events associated with wildlife gardening thanks to the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWF). The Trust is devoting the whole month to promoting gardening to attract wildlife into your garden and has the support of Alan Titchmarsh; who when opening the RBC Rain Garden at WWT London Wetland Centre, September 2010 said “A garden without wildlife is like  kiss without a squeeze”. I couldn’t agree more… Read More

This month Gardening Gone Wild has asked whether we considered wildlife when we designed out gardens.  Well the answer in my case is yes.  The first priority for me when I acquired this garden and started to cultivate it about 4 years ago was a wildlife pond.  Removing a ridiculously large conifer conveniently left a substantial hole which we enlarged to make the pond.  It is constantly being used by the birds. … Read More