At this time of the year many people will be thinking about placing nest boxes in their garden. As David Hall points out, there are several rules to follow if you are going to be successful in attracting birds to use them.
Valentine's Day 2013 marked the 16th annual National Nest Box Week, a project run by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) that aims to provide secure spaces for breeding birds across the UK.
Whether you’re a family with space for a box in your garden, a teacher, a member of a local wildlife group, or you belong to a bird club and could organise a work party, National Nest Box Week gives you the chance to contribute to the conservation effort in the UK whilst giving you the pleasure of observing any breeding birds that you attract to your garden. Encourage everyone to put up nest boxes in their local area in order to promote and enhance biodiversity and conservation of our breeding birds and wildlife. Buy your very own bird box now!
June in the UK is generally quite a warm month, and Dan Everton will be spending much more time in the garden increasing the fish stock and improving the water quality in his pond.
At this time of the year you'll find a fabulous selection of summer bedding in Garden Centres. Planted in beds and containers, the bedding plants will create a wonderful display of colour throughout the summer. Here are Nathan James Dodd's other jobs for the month of June.
Forest Schools are inspiring places, designed to give children the opportunity to develop confidence and increase self-esteem in natural woodland. Nathan James Dodd suggests ten items that will useful in such an environment.
When David Coton's children suggested setting up a mud kitchen, he was initially unsure what was involved, but soon found out that they are easy to set up, great fun, educational and would keep the children busy for hours.