Little Steps

We believe that every little step helps us on our journey to planet friendly living. We know we're not perfect, and there's a long way to go, but every great adventure is made up of little steps. And if we take those steps together, we can change the world.

What are your little steps tips? Here are some of ours:

Little steps tip 1: Instead of gardening, consider ‘ungardening’ to help make your garden wildlife friendly. While this does sound like you get to kick back and let your garden grow wild, there’s a bit of management involved. Here’s a great article with some tips:

Little steps tip 2: If you have a garden, you can let wildflowers grow in the lawn and flower beds to  attract insects and pollinators. We’ve been inspired by @evening_gardener on Instagram, who has turned his entire lawn into a wildlife haven. Lucky pollinators!

Little steps tip 3: Lots of gardens are now paved over but you can still add flowers to these spaces with pots of plants, like lavender. This has huge potential to help bees and other pollinators. And a network of small patches of flowers can help wildlife thrive in urban areas

Little steps tip 4: Check what you can plant throughout the year so you can prep your garden ahead of time! For example, in autumn you can plant flowers such as bluebell bulbs and forget-me-not seeds ready for a wildlife friendly garden in spring

Little steps tip 5: You don't need lots of space to create havens for wildlife. Even ivy growing up a wall can provide shelter for insects over winter

Little steps tip 6: Do you have a garden with hedges? Consider letting them grow a bit wild, to give habitats to insects and berries to birds

Little steps tip 7: Your garden might be looking less full of flowers, but you can still help insects over winter by leaving hollow stemmed plants unpruned

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