Gardening for Wildlife
Gardening the Greener Way
We all need nature, but nature needs us now more than ever before.
Are you keen to garden the greener way?
By donating even a part of your gardens for wildlife you can make a difference. If you link up with neighbours’ gardens by creating wildlife corridors, like small holes in your fences, you can create an even bigger difference. We could create our own ‘community’ nature reserve in the heart of Steyning, Upper Beeding and Bramber!
Here are five super simple things you can do in your garden to get started:
- Plant nectar rich flowers for pollinators
- Build a mini wildlife pond it can be as small as a washing up bowl!
- Put up a nest box or hedgehog hotel
- Let a corner of your garden ‘grow wild’ and create a log pile and leaf pile
- Add a hedgehog hole to your fence to create a wildlife corridor
By working together we can create a wonderful sanctuary for our native wildlife to enjoy – and we’ll all reap the benefits!
You can read the results of the 2020 Greening Steyning Garden Survey here.
We have also been lucky enough to be visited by some of the leaders in this field during our Greening Books.
For our first Green Books session, we asked gardening guru Charles Dowding to talk about his book on No Dig Gardening.
For our second Green Books event we had the wonderful Dave Goulson talking about his bestselling book “The Garden Jungle – Gardening to Save the Planet.”
For our fifth Green Books talk, Sue Stuart-Smith spoke with Paul Hannam about her new book “The Well Gardened Mind.” The book investigates the magic that many gardeners have known for years – how working with nature can radically transform our health, wellbeing and confidence.