August wildlife gardening with Monty

Monty Don looking through his compost heap

There’s lots to consider when gardening with wildlife in mind, from the creatures that help create compost, to the choice of plants to grow in your wildflower meadow. Watch Monty Don as he takes a look at the wildlife in his compost heap, advises on how to weed a wildflower patch and plants up the base of a hedge with plants for pollinators.


More wildlife gardening advice


How to nurture wildlife within a compost heap

Monty delves into his compost heap to discover the insects that call it home, from brandling worms to woodlice and spiders.


How to weed a wildflower patch

Monty shares tips on how to remove unwanted plants from your wildflower patch, making sure that the plants that you want to self seed are kept, and the ones that you don’t are removed.


Planting up the base of a hedge

Monty shows how to plant up the base of a hedge with plants that can cope with dry shade. He chooses evergreen ferns, and winter and spring-flowering plants like cyclamen and primroses that will provide early nectar for bees.

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Flower Seeds

Composting

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