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Attract wildlife to your garden25 May 2012
Gardens are very important to wildlife. They not only provide food and shelter to a large number of plants, insects and animals, they form a 'stepping stone' between very built-up areas and natural countryside that allows wildlife to move easily from one place to another. Also, as more and more of our natural habitats become eroded, polluted or disappear all together, our gardens are increasingly becoming a refuge for our wildlife. Whether you are an expert gardener or just enjoy growing a few plants on your patio, there is a lot you can do to attract wildlife to your garden. Your garden may already have walls, trees, hedges or flower beds that provide a habitat for wildlife. Here are a few things you should be doing to attract wildlife into your garden and some things you shouldn't!