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No Mow May – Rewilding with Laura & Fraser

As part of our efforts to attract more wildlife to our garden, my husband Fraser and I took part in Plantlife’s No Mow May.

We already do lots of things to make our garden more wildlife friendly like having bird feeders, water for insects and birds, and a wide range of plants. We’ve also left gaps in our fence so wildlife can move around more easily between our garden and neighbouring plots.

No Mow May encourages gardeners to go a step further and lock up their lawnmower for the month, which seemed like an excellent opportunity to save us a bit of work while doing something for the environment.

Over the course of May, we watched as more things moved into our increasingly untamed patch. In fact, we enjoyed it so much we decided to leave about a third of our garden long. Since then, we’ve installed a camera to see what visitors might come and were rewarded with a new regular – a hedgehog.

We loved seeing the difference this small change made and we’ll definitely be keeping bits of our garden wild in future.

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