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Biodiversity - what will you be doing?


Globally, biodiversity is in decline and the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB), being marked on 22 May, is a collective effort to draw attention to this loss – and a spur to do something about it.

Our gardens have trees, shrubs, ponds, hedges and a great range of plants and layouts. This means they naturally offer the perfect home for pollinating insects and wildlife.

In just two hours, you could build a bee hotel, make a log shelter or plant a tree. In a weekend you could, put in a pond or make a compost cafe and all year round you can; catch the rain, go chemical free and recycle.

What will you be doing to encourage wildlife back into your garden?

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I leave stinging nettles in corners of my garden in order to encourage Ladybirds, but I haven't seen one for years.

18 Mar, 2010


we've planted many trees and leave a quite large area untouched and is full of nettles thistles and teasles( also the odd fox and many rabbits!) we are then treated to the goldfinches and babies later in the year :0)

18 Mar, 2010


i have a 'rough' corner with old bricks etc., that i leave for bugs and spiders, i have a pond with no fish and get newts and frogs that lay their eggs, we feed the birds and i try and plant plants that bees etc., like, i also have some nettles down the bottom of garden for butterflies to lay their eggs on, i do try!!

18 Mar, 2010


Fantastic! You all sound like you've got lovely gardens :-) it really is the small changes that make such a difference. We made a bee hotel with the children and will be doing simple things like catching rainwater. Sarah

18 Mar, 2010


the bigest efect htis world can do, htey are no prepare to do = breed only one child per famly - anythin else pale into hte less htan 1% efect
whatever we do in uk has same compare wiht world - hte world must get togethre an stop humanity breeedin to alow biodiversity to breeth

18 Mar, 2010

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