Tag Archive: wildlife gardening

2014 – The year in focus

Whilst 2013 had been a relatively warm and sunny year for the “Wildlife Garden Balcony” , 2014 could best be described as more of a “mixed bag” –  meteorologicaly speaking.  Nevertheless , the… Continue reading

2013 – The year in focus

In comparison to  the relentlessly wet weather throughout 2012, the relatively drier and warmer weather during 2013  had been considerably better for the Wildlife Garden Balcony and the creatures it supports.  You may… Continue reading

Common Earwig (forficula auricularia)

Whilst it’s great to see a diverse range of bees, hoverflies and butterflies visiting my “wildlife garden balcony”, it’s also great to spot an insect visitor which I’ve never seen there before. This… Continue reading

The Dustbin Lid Meadow

What’s green, circular, covered in bees and “pings” if you flick it? A dustbin lid meadow of course! Wildflower Meadows are some of the best wildlife habitats we have , supporting countless bees, butterflies… Continue reading

Watch the Birdie!

An important goal for me when originally setting up the Wildlife Garden Balcony was to try and attract and support some of our numerous  feathered friends  and knew that if I wanted to… Continue reading

The City Planter article

http://www.cityplanter.co.uk/inspiration/gardens/a-balcony-wildlife-garden


Michaelmas Daisy (Aster)

This late flowering perennial is of great benefit to butterflies, bees and hoverflies in the late autumn – flowering at a time of year when many other sources of  nectar have come to… Continue reading

Purple Toadflax

The Perennial Snapdragon (Linaria Purpurea) Notwithstanding that it has such a great name,  this “purple toadflax” is also remarkable for its ability to provide pollinating insects with a source of  nectar from late spring … Continue reading

Anise Hyssop

This Anise Hyssop (hysspagastache foeniculum) is in full flower right now and has been a magnet for bumblebees visiting my balcony. A native of America, the Anise Hyssop is supposed to be frost… Continue reading

What inspired me to make a “Wildlife Garden” Balcony?

I like gardening and I like nature. Having once had a large garden, a decade earlier,  I had managed to combine my love of both by creating a garden “wildlife reserve”, complete with… Continue reading