Would you like to create your own woodland area in your garden?
As many of you know, thanks to funding from National Lottery Awards for All, we are currently giving our mulberry tree and the surrounding area some tender loving care. We will show how shady and woodland areas can be managed to grow a variety of plants as well as encouraging more wildlife. These areas are great for encouraging visiting birds, bats, insects, mice, hedgehogs and, if you’ve a water source, dragon flies, frogs, and toads.
You do not need a large garden to create a woodland environment. An area of the garden of even a few metres is enough to encourage a wide range of woodland visitors. The Wildlife Trust has some really useful tips on creating a ‘Woodland Edge Garden’, including how to get started as well as choosing plants and flowers that will thrive in shady areas. It is really easy to do, and the great news is that you don’t have to be too tidy! Have fun and enjoy your woodland edge.