Category Archives for Wildlife Gardening

Wildlife Garden Ideas

There is unlimited joy to be gained from a wildlife garden. It is a great pleasure to know that jays and thrushes have a place to nest and breed, and there’s a haven where kestrels and field mice, voles and … Continue reading

16. June 2013 by admin
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Fish Pests and Diseases Symptoms, Causes and Cures

  Symptoms Cause Cure Small lesions and tumour-like growths, often with algal covering Anchor worm Dab affected areas of fish with a 0.1 per cent solution of potassium permanganate, remove parasites and treat wounds with a proprietary fungicide. Treat the … Continue reading

19. March 2011 by admin
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Choosing Fish for the Garden Pond

Choosing Fish While plants make the major contribution to the appearance of the water garden, fish bring it to life. They also play an important part in the ecology of the pool, feeding on aquatic insect life and depositing detritus … Continue reading

19. March 2011 by admin
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Fish Care – Problem Solving

Fish Care – Problem Solving “If I have a very sick fish, which is the most humane way to kill it?” Many pond owners are squeamish about killing a fish, even when obviously it is in terrible agony and at … Continue reading

19. March 2011 by admin
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Feeding Fish in the Garden Pond

Feeding Fish in the Garden Pond One of the most enjoyable, yet controversial, issues for the pool owner is the feeding of fish. Is it necessary? How often should you do it? And what should you use? If you are … Continue reading

19. March 2011 by admin
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Attracting Wildlife to Your Garden Pond

Attracting Wildlife Planting suitable native aquatic plants will encourage the arrival of a diversity of species which, to some extent, rely upon them. These may not be exclusively aquatic fauna, but other species that depend upon aquatic plant life, such … Continue reading

18. March 2011 by admin
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The Water Meadow

The Water Meadow A genuine water meadow is a natural extension of a river, being the winter flood plain which, during summer, is often constantly damp and produces a lush crop of grass. Traditionally, water meadows have been grazed, and … Continue reading

05. February 2011 by admin
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Wildlife Gardens – Streamside Gardening

Streamside Gardening It would be easy to confuse the streamside with the bog garden, for it appears that similar conditions exist, with plants growing beside water. In reality, the conditions beside a stream are almost the complete opposite of those … Continue reading

05. February 2011 by admin
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The Wild Garden at Night

The Wild Garden at Night Enter your garden at night and you will find yourself in a world full of secretive noises and darting flights. If you are lucky, you will see bats flitting silently past in the last of … Continue reading

05. February 2011 by admin
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Wildlife Gardening – Secret Places

Wildlife Gardening – Secret Places Every wildlife garden needs some secret places where animals can hide away from humans and other predators, where they can sleep at night, produce young and hibernate in winter. Most gardens have odd corners where … Continue reading

05. February 2011 by admin
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