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Wild About Gardens: Enjoying Your Wild Visitors

Engaging Children Spend any amount of time reading environmental related media and you will undoubtedly come across the term ‘wild time’. There is growing concern around the disconnection of our children and young people from the natural world, and an increasing understanding of how contact with nature is invaluable to a child’s development and wellbeing.… Continue reading Wild About Gardens: Enjoying Your Wild Visitors

Allotment Blog Post · Blog · Wild About Gardens Week 2016

Wild About Gardens: ‘The Little Guys’

When you look closely at nature, you realise that it would be hard to dispute that invertebrates, ‘the little guys’, really do run the world. Insects, spiders, bugs and molluscs are the base of the food chain for many of our more characteristic larger visitors such as the birds and amphibians. Some invertebrates are predatory… Continue reading Wild About Gardens: ‘The Little Guys’

Allotment Blog Post · Blog · Wild About Gardens Week 2016

Wild About Gardens: The ‘Slimy’ Ones

First, lets get something straight; they’re not slimy and they’re not ‘yuck’, and yes, if you are lucky that can be found in your garden! I am of course talking about amphibians and reptiles… On the Cutty Garden Allotment I am pleased to garden alongside both frogs and toads; these amphibians are in charge of… Continue reading Wild About Gardens: The ‘Slimy’ Ones

Allotment Blog Post · Blog · Wild About Gardens Week 2016

Wild About Gardens: Going Bump In The Night

In yesterday’s blog we discussed one group of nocturnal garden visitors; the bats. However, many more animals use our gardens and green spaces at night than perhaps at first we realise. Some species such as foxes, badgers and deer, are thrilling to watch and can be encouraged through feeding, but be aware that they can… Continue reading Wild About Gardens: Going Bump In The Night

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Wild About Gardens: Gone Batty

It is easy to forget, that whilst we are tucked up indoors, watching telly on dark evenings or asleep in our beds, that outside our windows, a whole host of wild creatures are acting out their nocturnal lives. Our separate lives cross over occasionally; we might meet a fox on its way out to find… Continue reading Wild About Gardens: Gone Batty

Allotment Blog Post · Blog · Wild About Gardens Week 2016

Wild About Gardens: Birds

Ask people about wildlife in their garden, and the first thing that they mention will probably be the birds they feed. According to the RSPB, over half of all adults in the UK feed birds in their garden. At The Cutty Garden Allotment, the traditional bird feeder simply wouldn’t be practical for a number of… Continue reading Wild About Gardens: Birds

Allotment Blog Post · Blog · Wild About Gardens Week 2016

Wild about Gardens

Welcome to “Wild About Gardens Week” on The Cutty Garden Allotment! (Not heard of Wild About Gardens Week? Visit the campaign’s website here to find out more.)  Here on Plot 12, nature is a vital part of everything I do. Wherever possible, I garden with wildlife in mind, avoiding chemicals and pesticides, and encouraging a… Continue reading Wild about Gardens