Gardening for biodiversity – why changing the rules is good news for garden lovers!

Discover an easier, more relaxed and flower-filled gardening style! Instead of an endless list of chores, the @TheRHS is now advising us to let go of some of the old gardening rules and garden in a different way.
Gardening for biodiversity means leaving leaves on borders, less mowing and filling your garden full of plants and plants and flowers. Here I talk to the Royal Horticultural Society’s Senior Wildlife Specialist, Helen Bostock and the Principal Horticultural Advisor, Leigh Hunt to find out why changing the rules is good news for garden lovers as well as the environment.
If you’re looking to garden for biodiversity, then this video is for you! By understanding the basics of gardening for biodiversity, you’ll be on your way to creating a garden that is full of life and beautiful to look at!
RHS wildlife friendly tips:
Cover photo of sparrow on canna by Molly Hollman:
00:00 Welcome
00:39 The Royal Horticultural Society:
01:14 The Wildlife Garden at RHS Hilltop Wisley. Sculpture by Tom Hare
01:33 What is biodiversity in the garden?
03:20 Slugs and snails can benefit your garden – don’t call them pests!
03:40 A wildlife friendly garden will help control slugs, snails, aphids and more
03:54 Even the smallest garden can help – the importance of wildlife corridors
05:05 Three easy steps to make your garden more biodiverse
07:51 Does leaving your lawn long damage it?
08:41 Why you don’t need to water your lawn in a drought
08:59 Cutting a lawn after leaving it long
09:39 What are the big mistakes to avoid if you want a biodiverse garden?
10:05 Pull up a paver and plant it up
10:50 Think about ‘input’ and ‘output’ – reduce your input to save money and be more biodiverse
11:23 Leave autumn leaves on borders:
14:57 How to make your own potting compost
13:39 ‘Right plant, right place’ – choosing plants that will grow well in your garden also saves money and environmental resources
14:50 New ways of gardening playlist:

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