Creating a Wildlife Garden

Date: Sunday, 10/5/2020

Time: 10 am – 4.30 pm

Wildlife gardening is a holistic approach to enhancing nature in your surroundings. The idea is to help your garden to attract a range of wildlife including birds, insects, frogs, hedgehogs, butterflies, native wild flowers, plants and trees. We will introduce features such as butterfly plants, wildlife hedging, bug hotels and a small basic pond. We will examine the importance of planting native Irish trees and look at examples of food sources and habitat for a wide range of species. Other topics include how to prepare soil for planting and sowing wild flowers, and the use of natural and safe insecticides and companion planting..