• We’re all a flutter this summer

    We’re all a flutter this summer RSPB’s Morwenna Alldis talks about the importance of giving butterflies a home in our gardens this summer and reveals the best food plants for butterflies and their caterpillars. Painted lady butterfly Van...
    • 30 May 2022
  • Swifts, Wildflowers & Wellbeing

    Swifts, wildflowers & wellbeing -  RSPB’s Katie O’Neill talks to us about the joys of swifts, the Edinburgh Swift City project and how they can help your wellbeing.  Butterflies a fluttering, bluebells unfurling  ...
    • 28 Apr 2022
  • Leave harmful chemicals on the shelf – create a wildlife-friendly outdoor space

    RSPB England’s Rich Morris takes a look at how you can maintain a beautiful and productive garden without having to use harmful chemicals. “Arm yourself against ants”. “Kills weeds and grasses – roots and all”. &ld...
    • 31 Mar 2022
  • Calling all UK wildlife gardening lovers!

    Calling all UK wildlife gardening lovers! RSPB through our Nature on Your Doorstep initiative is looking to shine a spotlight this April on inspirational wildlife-friendly stories and celebrate the havens people have created for nature. We are looki...
    • 3 Mar 2022
  • What to plant in March - best plants for Spring/Summer

    What to plant in March - best plants for Spring/Summer Spring! March is an ideal time to be thinking about your garden for the spring and summer months as the days are beginning to lengthen and it is becoming warmer. There is a vast variety of seeds...
    • 3 Mar 2022
  • 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  RSPB Becca Smith speaks to Andy Chapman, former farmer and RSPB volunteer. Sharing is caring, and when it comes to wildlife gardening, t...
    • 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