For a healthy garden to thrive, there are a great many insects, birds and small animals that play a vital role.
If you can encourage these into your garden and provide them with an environment that makes them want to stay with you, you will find that many ‘problem pests’ are no longer the problem they once were. You will also find that your fruit and veg are pollinated more effectively, soil-borne diseases are reduced and there is always some activity worth watching.
Sowing and growing wildflowers is a fantastic way of encouraging many beneficial insects and birds into the garden.
An easy way to get more wildflowers in your garden is by using Nature’s Haven Easy Wildflowers, an all in one compost and seed mix. Simply rake an area of your soil, or fill up a container, shake the contents of the packet onto the soil and lightly cover.
For a greater range of wildflowers, check out the Nature’s Haven range of seed.
There are a great many plants that you could grow which will attract bees, butterflies and other beneficial insects.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- Geranium (Cranesbill)
- Honesty (Lunaria)