Gardening tips

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The key to introducing some diversity into your garden is to try and add some water if you can (doesn't have to be a big pond, we have a mini pond with plants and a ladder for wildlife made out of a rubble bucket!) You can also add piles of old wood, dead or rotting wood and leaves in quiet shady corners to encourage wildlife. Also try and bring some native flowering species of plants into your borders to encourage pollinators. There are some good wildflower mixes available but make sure you choose native varieties and get the best types you can afford for improved success rates.  

Bucket pond 

You need a builders rubble bucket or a small tub, maybe an old pot from the kitchen you can recycle!

First add a layer of washed builders sand to the bottom of the tub. You then want to start adding washed gravel, pebbles and larger stones or foraged bricks etc for some height and to create different nooks and crannies for wildlife! 


You will need oxygenating plants so that you do not need to aerate the pond, look for native species or when visiting your garden centre see if they do bundles for starting a small ecosystem of your own. Add planks and wooden ladders to various parts of the mini pond so that animals can access the water to drink and they have an escape route if needed. It will also help encourage wildlife to explore your mini waterhole! 


Watch and wait as the pond starts to come alive with insects and change with the seasons. This is the first year of our mini pond, we're hoping for frogspawn next year! 

We hope this inspires you to give a mini pond a go. 

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