Wildlife planting

Wildlife planting adds brilliant colour and amazing aroma to your garden. Birds, insects and small mammals will be drawn to your garden by the right plants. So get out there planting and add a few plants to attract the local wildlife.

Brightly coloured and highly scented plants are hugely attractive to insects and provide essential food. Furthermore they are rather nice to look at and smell too. Buddleia will attract butterflies and lavender will attract bees in abundance.

Large evergreen shrubs provide shelter for birds and other small animals. Also many hedging shrub like laurel will provide shelter even in the worst weather. Additionally Pyracantha provides a bounty of brightly coloured berries in the autumn for birds.

Spring is a good time to plant new shrubs and perennials. Ensure the ground is well prepared and use bark mulch to suppress weeds. Feed plants with granular plant food when planting. Additionally use liquid food on established plants.

Autumn is another good time for wildlife planting. Planting in the autumn is less time consuming and lower maintenance. Plants grow their roots over the winter. Plants make new growth in the spring.

Plant all plants in good quality compost. Melcourt compost is peat free, sustainably produced and accredited by the RHS. Furthermore we stock Melcourt range fo composts. So add co post to your order and give your plants a healthy start to life.

Buy wildlife plants from our selection of plants and get free delivery.  Delivery is available to  Hayling Island, Havant, Langstone, Emsworth and Bosham. Click and collect orders can be collected from our Nursery at sawmills Farm Monks Hill Westbourne PO10 8QP

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  • Johnsons Blue

    Geranium Johnson Blue

    Geranium Johnson Blue is a fantastic cranesbill geranium, bearing masses of large, dark-veined, lavender-blue flowers that fade to pearl grey as they mature. It’s an informal-looking, slightly spraw

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  • Scabious tall double mixed

    Scabious Tall Double Mixed Seeds

    Scabious seeds are easy to grow, pincushion flowers. With a range of pretty summer colours, they also attract butterflies & bees. Plant your seeds alongside our seed compost.

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