Sadly, I really can't remember the last time I saw a living hedgehog (Erinaceus europaeus).
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We started to construct the Apple archway walk in the autumn off 2019.
Some plants tip the balance as to what is regarded as a weed/wild flower or a cultivated plant. But I think we should embrace them for their value to wildlife, and not as gardening misfits!
I started totally using peat free compost in 2004 when working for BBC Gardeners World.
Hedgerows seem to hold a hidden aura of magic from the tallest to the shortest.
There's no doubt about it, wildlife gardening is a captivating subject both in theory and in practice.
There is a definite chill in the air as I write this in the first official week in spring.
Spring news from the garden at Plumgarths.
Developing a flowering annual border with plant selections for wildlife.
I have always found myself constantly transfixed in wonderment at the sight of bees escorting each other around the amazing structure of the flower heads of passion flower (Passiflora), busily…