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Go Wild with Flowers

Posted: Tuesday 14th April 2015 by

© Tom Marshall

Find the time to plant and nurture seeds now, to be rewarded in Summer with a garden transformed by stunning flowers and teeming with appreciative wildlife.

Suddenly we all want to be outside, replenishing our Vitamin D levels and feeling the warmth of the sun on our skin. The trees are beginning to bud and flower and birds are exhaustingly busy, searching for nesting material.

If you put the time in now, you will soon be rewarded with a garden filled with sweet smelling, nectar rich flowers and appreciative bees and butterflies.

Seed packets often advertise which flowers are good for pollinators (eg Borage & Lavender). Try to include native flowers were possible (eg Common Foxglove & Cornflower).

It’s really important to grow flowers that bloom at different times, from Spring through to Autumn.  As a starting point take a look at the RHS flower guide ‘Perfect for Pollinators’.

National Gardening Week

This week is National Gardening Week with free events taking place across the country.  To coincide with this, RHS Garden Wisley is opening its doors for FREE on Friday 17 April as part of the first ever National Open Gardens Day!

More Wildife Gardening

Want to learn more on how to make your garden a haven for wildlife? Check out our upcoming courses below: 

Course: An introduction to Wildlife Gardening

Sat, 16/05/2015 - 10:00am - 1:00pm - Surrey Wildlife Trust
Venue: Bay Pond Education Centre Little Place Farm

Find out more >>

Course: Plants for Wildlife

Tue, 23/06/2015 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm - Surrey Wildlife Trust
Venue: Newlands Corner Visitors Centre, Shere Road

Find out more >>


Dawn Fielding

Wildlife Gardening Officer


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