Thanks for the advice re. biscuits, nic… I am looking out for kitten biscuits but will have to drop by the pet superstore I think, my local supermarket doesn’t stock them. I can’t manage wet food as I am really pushed for time just now!
The biscuits have been going very well, so I’m keeping it up.
Hi leafy, thanks… I’ve been a wildlife gardener for 20 years now, but I’m not a purist… I also have a few things in my garden that are just for fun or show! I do however make sure there’s always a good stretch of mature hedge, which means doing fencing in stages now that most of it needs replacing. Suits the bank as well as the wildlife!
I have a great fondness for ivy, and always try to persuade people to allow some to mature in their garden. My initial motivation was for holly blue butterflies, which can’t complete their life cycle unless mature holly and mature ivy are around. People have a fear of ivy which I think is irrational – it does grow fast once it’s established but it’s not hard to control it by trimming in rotation to allow some parts to flower and fruit.
I think it’s essential in a dense hedgerow as well, for hoggies and birds!