Protecting your Plants from Slugs and Snails - Pumpkin Beth

Three of my slug and snail deterrents provided a secure plant protection, with not one plant grown within their barrier receiving as much as a nibble

Strimmers are an enemy of hedgehogs - hedgehogs are frequently injured or killed by strimmers cutting back long grass and vegetation.  Hedgehogs are usually sleeping in the day, their nests are very inconspicuous and can easily go unnoticed.  It's vital to check any area that you plan to strim thoroughly before starting up your strimmer.

This is a lovely garden from Botanica World Discoveries: Winnie the Pooh Begins His Journey. This sweet garden was awarded a Gold Medal from the RHS Judges and was awarded the accolade of being the Best Historic Garden.

The Living Landscapes: City Twitchers Garden features a pond, complete with water lilies, a chamomile lawn and a stylish pod, woven from willow. This garden also features a hedge, hedges are fantastic for hedgehogs and all wildlife; hedgehogs often nest in hedges and can seek shelter and refuge under a hedge.  It's important to ensure that your hedge is allowed to grow right down to the ground, to offer the maximum benefit to hedgehogs and other wildlife.

Garden features a pond, complete with water lilies, a chamomile lawn, relax and enjoy the birds and other wildlife in the garden.

Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' is a sweet little Hosta that offers good resistance to slugs and snails.

Hosta 'Blue Mouse Ears' is a sweet little Hosta that offers good resistance to slugs and snails.

An Episyrphus balteatus, also known as a marmalade hoverfly, on Sweet Pea ‘Susan Burgess'.  This hoverfly is a beneficial insect - its larvae eat greenfly or aphids.  By avoiding using any pesticides in your garden you can encourage natural predators and protect other wildlife like bees, butterflies, ladybirds and hedgehogs.

An Episyrphus balteatus, also known as a marmalade hoverfly, on Sweet Pea ‘Susan Burgess'.

Every year many hedgehogs are killed by gardeners using slug pellets to control slugs and snails in their gardens. There are many natural, effective alternatives to slug pellets that won't harm hedgehogs and other wildlife, you can find more information here.

How to help Hedgehogs - Pumpkin Beth

Episyrphus balteatus, commonly known as the marmalade hoverfly, is a well established species, found in widespread area across Europe, North Asia and North Africa.

Episyrphus balteatus, commonly known as the marmalade hoverfly, is a well established species, found in widespread area across Europe, North Asia and North Africa.

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