Plants for wildlife

Are native plants better for garden wildlife?

by David Hewitt

Up until recently, the usual answer to this question was an emphatic yes. Now though, this long-held view is being subjected to more scrutiny and it seems that picking plants for the garden that will help bugs, and by extension birds and mammals, is not quite so straightforward, even for the experts.

A balcony wildlife garden

by Linda Harrison

A lack of space can often be an issue for city plots. But urban gardener Keith Reynolds believes that big ideas can still flourish in small places.