In a weekend

If you have more time, and want a challenge, try one of these projects.

Bug mansion. Credit: Sue Tatman

Build a bug mansion

You can attract beneficial insects and other creatures into your garden and add to garden biodiversity by building a bug mansion – or even a more humble abode!

Compost café. Credit: RHS

Build a compost café

Besides being one of the most positive things anyone with a garden can do to reduce landfill and enrich their soil, compost heaps are wildlife attractors in their own right.

Build a mini stone wall

In the countryside, well-maintained dry stone walls are a marvellous habitat for wildlife. You can try to emulate this in your garden, on a smaller scale.

Plant a night-scented garden

Flowers that release their scent in the evening are a big draw for moths. They also give us the pleasure of sweet perfume, striking silhouettes and luminous glow.

Pond. Credit: RHS

Put in a pond

If there’s one feature in the garden guaranteed to attract wildlife with astonishing speed, it’s a pond. And at a time when ponds have all but disappeared from farmland, it’s a hugely helpful thing to do.

What to look out for this month

Each month we suggest what creatures you might see

Resources

Downloads and useful links to help you on your way.