• Share your space this February: Gardening in community owned spaces

    Image: The garden in winter, having just had the wildflower areas cut and cleared. Credit: Andy Chapman    Share your space this February: Gardening in community owned spaces Sharing is caring, and when it comes to wildlife gardening, th...
    • 20 Jan 2022
  • Wildlife gardening in January – how to attract birds into your winter garden

    RSPB's Nature on Your Doorstep volunteer, Izabela Kennedy shares winter wildlife gardening tips and best ways to attract birds into your garden.  Winter months can pose a challenge for local wildlife, including birds, which become more act...
    • 31 Dec 2021
  • Celebrate National Tree Week

    "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now." ― Chinese proverb To celebrate National Tree Week (Saturday 27 November – Sunday 5 December), Morwenna Alldis, Communications Officer for RSPB England, looks to ...
    • 23 Nov 2021
  • For the love of natural lawns – great green spaces for wildlife and people

    A blackbird hops across the lawn, its dark feathers gleaming in the summer sunshine. It pauses for a moment, ducks down and emerges with a worm wriggling in its bright yellow beak. Dusky summer evenings ha...
    • 2 Nov 2021
  • For Peat’s Sake

    A blog posted on behalf of Adrian Thomas. Peat is precious. It grows at about one metre every thousand years, which works out at a measly one millimetre a year. Many of you will be aware of the long-running campaign we have waged against the mass ext...
    • 6 Oct 2021
  • Night-scented plants for moths

    When you think about how you want your garden to be, it’s easy to prioritise how it looks and making sure it’s the right space for you, but what about also making it the right space for wildlife? That doesn’t have to mean letting ev...
    • 10 Aug 2021
  • Helping little green fingers grow

    RSPB’s Morwenna Alldis shares why connecting her toddler to nature is the most important passion she wants to pass onto him. Hannah Page and Natasha Laverick, RSPB new mums too, also share how gardening and discovering nature with their child...
    • 28 Jul 2021
  • Just add water

    One of the best things you can do for nature in your garden is build a pond. Anna Pugh shares her garden pond journey and some of the unexpected wildlife it brought!
    • 22 Jul 2021
  • My Wild Space

    The RSPB's Toby Wilson demonstrates that you don't have to be an expert gardener to make a wildlife friendly garden and to enjoy the nature on your doorstep.  It’s probably best to start with an admission that I am not a good or e...
    • 15 Jul 2021
  • First time garden owner: the daunting prospect of your very own lawn

    RSPB England’s Becca Smith delves into how you can turn your outside space into a functional, wildlife friendly garden on a tight budget – and with very little effort. Being a first-time homeowner can certainly be a daunting prospect, wit...
    • 25 May 2021