A beautiful holly hedge. Evergreen holly makes an excellent hedge that looks good all year round. Holly provides food and shelter for birds and other wildlife. If you're thinking of planting a hedge, ensure that your hedge grows right down to the ground, hedgehogs shelter and often nest under hedges, so this is an important habitat for hedgehogs and other wild animals.

A beautiful holly hedge. Evergreen holly makes an excellent hedge that looks good all year round. Holly provides food and shelter for birds and other wildlife. If you're thinking of planting a hedge, ensure that your hedge grows right down to the ground, hedgehogs shelter and often nest under hedges, so this is an important habitat for hedgehogs and other wild animals.

Yew can be used in many ways in the garden, it's ideal if you're thinking of planting an evergreen hedge, yew can be clipped and grown as topiary, or if you have a large garden, you might want to include a yew tree. Yew berries, also known as arils, are a popular food for blackbirds and greenfinches in the winter months.

If you're looking for some time out, a lovely and relaxing activity that you can take part in this month is the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017 - spending

Rosa rugosa roses are tough plants that grow well even on poor soils.

Rosa rugosa roses are tough plants that grow well even on poor soils.

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

Detail showing holes drilled for insects on the Greening Grey Britain Garden, designed by Professor Nigel Dunnet, demonstrates creative approaches to sustainable garden design, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017.

Detail showing holes drilled for insects on the Greening Grey Britain Garden, designed by Professor Nigel Dunnet, demonstrates creative approaches to sustainable garden design, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017 - Pumpkin Beth

If you're looking for some time out, a lovely and relaxing activity that you can take part in this month is the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017 - spending

RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 - Pumpkin Beth

Beautiful bike racks and green wheelie bin storage on the Greening Grey Britain Garden, designed by Professor Nigel Dunnett, demonstrates creative approaches to sustainable garden design, at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Pictured during my 2017 Scented Daffodil Trial, a ladybird on Narcissus 'Minnow'.

Pictured during my 2017 Scented Daffodil Trial, a ladybird resting on Narcissus 'Minnow'.

Hedges often provide food, shelter, and a nest site for garden birds.

Hedges often provide food, shelter, and a nest site for garden birds.

Beautiful Daffodils to Plant Now - Pumpkin Beth

A ladybird resting on the petals of Narcissus 'Minnow'. Pictured during my 2017 Scented Daffodil Trial.

My RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017 - Pumpkin Beth

If you’re looking for some time out, a lovely and relaxing activity that you can take part in this weekend is the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017 – simply

Buzzards, also known by their scientific name of Buteo buteo, are a commonly spotted bird of prey in Britain.

Buzzards, also known by their scientific name of Buteo buteo, are a commonly spotted bird of prey in Britain.

A Holly Blue Butterfly, also known by its scientific name of Celastrina argiolus, pictured resting on Ilex aquifolium 'JC Van Tol', a self-fertile female holly that readily produces bright red berries every winter, without the need for a male pollinator in the near vicinity.

A Holly Blue butterfly, also known as Celastrina argiolus. Holly Blue butterflies lay their eggs on Ilex, also known as Holly, and Hedera Helix, also known as Ivy.

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

My RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017 - Pumpkin Beth

If you’re looking for some time out, a lovely and relaxing activity that you can take part in this weekend is the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2017 – simply

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