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a hedge is a home blog 11/02/2021
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A hedge is a home

It is well known that modern agricultural methods have been a major cause of bird and other wildlife decline in the 20th century, as hedges have been removed for efficiency and pesticides have killed small insects that make up their diet. we have the power As we may be adding to the decline of local wildlife around our nation, we have the power to help with its restoration! Our gardens collectively make up more space than all the national parks combined, and there are lots of things we can do... Read More

bh rspb big garden bird watch 05/01/2021
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RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch 2021

Take part in the world’s largest wildlife survey on 29-31st January and do something great for nature.  How can I take part? Watch the birds for one hourChoose an hour over the weekend (between 29th and 31st January) to watch the birds in your garden or local park. Count the most birds that land at onceOnly count the birds that land in your garden or park, not those flying over. The same birds may land more than once, so you can avoid double counting by recording the highest number of... Read More

Turn Your Garden into a Hedgehog Haven 23/10/2020

Turn Your Garden into a Hedgehog Haven

Here at best4hedging, one of our passions is wildlife and we pride ourselves on providing wildlife friendly hedging and advice on what you can do in your gardens to help our furry friends. “Experts have warned that Britain’s hedgehog population is decreasing so rapidly that they are being driven towards extinction. The species is one of those in decline, with numbers thought to have dropped by 30 per cent since 2003 to less than a million in the UK – down from estimated populations of 36 million in the 1950s.”... Read More

Christmas Gardening 27/12/2019
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Christmas Gardening

The Christmas holidays are a great time to spend with the whole family. Why not turn your garden into a world of creating and learning for you and the kids… 1. Get Crafty with family and friends Wind chime The holidays is a great time to get crafty with friends and family. It may be a little chilly to be outside, but there are lots of garden accessories that would make your frosty gardens a wintry wonderland. Are the leaves in your garden dancing with the wind? Why not give... Read More

shutterstock 01/12/2019

Welcoming Wildlife Over Winter

As the cold weather of winter is finally upon us, days are shorter and food sources become scarce, the garden wildlife that are ever-present in the summer months search for a safe habitat for their annual hibernation. Unlike us humans, our small friends do not have the luxury of turning on the heating, putting on an extra jumper or enjoying a hot bowl of soup when the frosty conditions take their toll. The critters that visit our gardens face the task of finding a suitable resting place where conditions are... Read More

Preparing your gardens for spring 11/04/2019

Preparing Your Garden For Spring

As the winter weather starts to subside, it is time to get your garden ready for the start of he new season. Spring is the best time of year to get your garden ready for the summer months, and garden specialists www.oecogardenrooms.co.uk have put together some handy tips to help you get the most out of your garden this spring. General Garden Maintenance General garden maintenance is one of the first tasks you should tackle during the spring; this includes tidying up, weeding and cleaning. During the winter months debris such... Read More

How do i make my garden bird friendly goldfinch 13/03/2019

How To Create A Bird Friendly Garden

Our natural landscapes are continuously changing, and as we constantly endure the loss of more and more natural spaces to urbanisation. The difference you can make to local bird populations, simply by creating a bird-friendly garden, is huge. It’s not only beneficial to the birds – the enjoyment you will get from identifying the various new species that begin to visit your garden, is a reward in itself. The RSPB has recognised the following decline in bird species as documented by The Common Bird Census between 1970 and 1999: • Tree sparrow... Read More

Wildlife Bird on Feeding Table e 10/11/2017

Protecting Our Wildlife- What You Can Do

It’s unsettling to hear in the news lately of a number birds of prey being illegally shot, poisoned and trapped across the country. Studies have been ongoing for a number of years and the figure of  incidents of birds being killed illegally is reaching almost 500. “The RSPB is calling for more to be done to protect birds of prey. Latest figures by the wildlife society show that there were 39 incidents off illegal bird killings in the South last year, with Kent and Hampshire being the second most affected areas.”... Read More

Hedgehog eating 05/03/2017

Hedgehog highways – Turning your garden into a hedgehog haven

The start of spring is a natural alarm clock for hedgehogs and as they don’t have a snooze button to hit, it’s not long until they’ll be making frequent appearances in our gardens – well that’s what we hope for anyway! But if your garden doesn’t seem to be very popular with the hedgehog population, there are plenty of things you can do to change that! For us, a home is a place to eat, find shelter and spend quality time with family, and it’s the same for hedgehogs. Hungry... Read More

shutterstock 15/09/2016
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Best4hedging’s review of the 2016 State of Nature Report

This week, the State of Nature partnership released their 2016 State of Nature report which brings information from over 50 organisations collecting data from over 7,500,000 volunteers to help record & monitor how wildlife is faring across the UK. Data was collected for over 9,670 species with a fantastic contribution and help from numerous wildlife loving volunteers. Unfortunately nature is in trouble, and more so than originally thought! Identifying 8,000 species which are of highest conservation concern, research showed that 15% are extinct or threatened with extinction from the UK,... Read More