Make a nest for ladybirds and lacewings by tying a bundle of bamboo or cow parsley stems together and placing in the nook of a tree or a crack in a wall. Preserve old walls and sheds. The spaces beneath old roofing tiles and naturally occurring holes in bricks or soft mortar are used as nesting sites by red mason bees, which pollinate fruit trees. Attract other useful solitary bees and wasps by drilling holes into a timber post in a sunny position for them to lay their eggs.
- The plants that you introduce to your garden will have a huge effect on how much wildlife you attract, so it’s best to plan ahead when creating or refreshing an outdoor space.
- Providing cover is the simplest and most effective method for attracting mini beasts;
- Natural food shortages are a constant danger for birds, so adding a bird feeder to your garden will help local species survive.
“Attracting wildlife into your garden can make it more lively, it will also improve the overall health of your garden.”