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May

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Forget me not at Cammo

By Contributor Natural Heritage Service

To attract bees, butterflies and birds to your garden in early summer, follow these tips.

Grow wild, leave a corner of your garden to grow wild and you’ll soon have a mini-meadow teeming with life.

Build a log pile in a quiet corner to attract insects, fungi, frogs and hedgehogs.

Grow organic, if you stop using pesticides and herbicides this will encourage wildlife to your garden.  If you leave the aphids the ladybirds will have something to eat!

Planting trees and shrubs is one of the best ways to attract wildlife.

Just add water, create a wet area or small pond, if you have space, and plant with native species.  Even a birdbath or upturned pot lid will attract wildlife.

Avoid using peat, peat comes from rare and threatened wild habitats.  There are now good quality peat free composts widely available.

Discover wild Edinburgh in May during Biodiversity Week from 17 – 25 May 2014.  There will be events including guided walks, activities for kids, wildlife surveys and get-your-hands-dirty conservation tasks.

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  • Posted by Contributor on 3:45pm Mon 7 Dec 2015

  • Forget me not at Cammo

    Posted by Natural Heritage Service on 1:48pm Tue 8 Dec 2015