For a garden to truly thrive, it needs a good mix of wildlife. Bees, birds, butterflies and garden mammals all play a vital role in the biodiversity of our gardens. Not only do they pollinate plants, they also keep many pests under control.
Our wildlife gardening guides give a great insight into how you can encourage wildlife into your own garden, from simple things like growing wildflowers, to installing ponds and more.
Bees are essential pollinators - without them, we can't grow vegetables and flowers.
Birds play an important role in gardens by keeping some pests under control.
Encouraging garden mammals into your garden is vital for biodiversity and there's lots you can do to help.
With more and more native species under threat, creating a safe place for them in your garden will help populations.
There are many plants that are perfect for pollinators, including lavender, buddleja, sunflowers and more.
Early summer is a wonderful time. The weather is warm and the soil still moist - perfect growing conditions for many of our favourite hardy plants.