Episode 165: Gardening for Wildlife

This week I’m speaking to Sussex-based entomologist and wildflower expert Ralph Hobbs. Ralph has spent 40 years managing his garden for wildlife and has seen population peaks and troughs, new species come and older ones decline, the arrival of exciting wildflowers seemingly out of nowhere and has spent decades observing what works for wildlife and what doesn’t. He’s here to share that with you now. 

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What we cover

What does a good wildlife garden look like? 

Top plants for wildlife

Small gardens and wildlife

Plants or gardening techniques to avoid if gardening for wildlife

Wildlife garden – a low maintenance option?

How important gardens in combatting wildlife decline?

Useful further resources


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