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PLEDGE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
There are many ways you CAN make a difference to climate emissions, biodiversity, nature recovery and healthy food. We will be offering suggestions in a booklet that will be available at the Bisley Fete, Hilltop Gardening Club annual show and Oakridge village fete. Why not pledge to make a difference, the pledges on the right were made at the 2021 Bisley Fete by all ages.. Further information will be made available through this website.
Garden for Nature
Let's make our part of the Cotswolds a haven for wildlife! Even in a small garden, there is much we can do. If we all garden for nature, we can create mini nature reserves and wildlife corridors for insects, birds, mammals and all the amazing micro-organisms that live in our soil, plants and trees. Much of what we can do involves not doing anything!
Here are some ideas:
Create a pile in a corner of the garden: Use any old brush, logs, bricks, stones, etc. This will provide invaluable habitats for minibeasts, amphibians and reptiles as well as insects and small mammals, which in turn provide food for hedgehogs and birds.
Can you identify these minibeasts in your pile.
Give your lawnmower a break: Mow your lawn a bit less and you will soon see the benefits, as daisies, dandelions, clover, cowslips and trefoils begin to appear, bringing colour to the garden and providing nectar for visiting insects.
Did you know cowslips and primroses are home to the larvae of the Duke of Burgundy butterfly.
Leave some areas uncut and undisturbed: We humans tend to like a well-cut lawn or field, but wildlife thrives in the untidy corners and edges that sometimes get overlooked. Untidy is good!