What to do:
- Select plants that are appealing to insects and birds, like shrubs that bear berries in the winter and flat headed plants such as yarrow in the summer.
- Permit certain plants like goldenrod and sunflowers to go to seed, for seed eating birds’ winter food
- Ensure you plant some native species that have single flowers, like poppies, mallow and foxgloves, to attract bees.
- Make sure that birds get some food from bird tables or bird feeders during the winter.
- Leave some logs in a corner as they are a great home for insects, toads or hedgehogs as they like eating snails and slugs.
- Ensure there is some water where animals and birds can drink from and where dragonflies can breed.