GARDENING

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.  The second-best time is now.”

- Chinese Proverb

  • Plant a native tree in your garden.  The Woodland Trust has an article on trees that don’t grow too large and are suitable for gardens.

  • You don’t have to have a large garden to plant a tree.  Greening Wymondham has a campaign called Small Trees for Small Gardens.  More details are available on our leaflet with tips on type of trees that are suitable and links to websites for suppliers and tips on looking after your tree.  Also check our events page for any upcoming Small Trees for Small Gardens events.

  • Make your garden wildlife friendly!  Froglife has a handy resource for different projects to try and a guide to creating a small wildlife pond, which is one of the best ways to encourage and support wildlife.

  • Natural Surroundings in North Norfolk sell plants aimed at supporting wildlife in the garden.  You can also look around their gardens and nature reserve for inspiration for your own garden, plus they have a nice café.

  • Compost at home.  Most councils have a deal with Get Composting that gives some form of discount on their compost bins.

  • WildEast challenges us to be the first to see the light in making our region one of the biggest, best connected and restored nature reserves in the world and in so doing enriching our lives and restore our wild(er) hearts.  Make your own pledge on WildEast.