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What Do You Need To Start A Flower Garden?

Most of us have our very own gardens, with some of us wanting to take the leap into creating our very own flower garden. But what are some things that we need to start creating our own flower garden?

A Plan
Firstly, you should always begin with a plan. Do not just head out buying loads of seeds, plants, and tools. You should always create a plan before you begin. This will help you to see what area you are creating into a flower garden. As well as what flowers you may wish to purchase. Helping you to look into colour choices and what will work well together.

Hand Tools
One of the first items you should purchase when creating a flower garden is your very own hand tools. This makes creating your area and planting the flowers easier. Some good hand tools to invest in are a fork, trowel, and rake.

Seeds or Bulbs
You will also need to decide whether you want to plant seeds or bulbs, as well as then going to purchase them. They both produce very beautiful plants, but the amount of care each one needs differs. You will need to decide your preference before purchasing any items.

Raised or In-ground
You will also need to decide if you are creating a raised flower garden or one in-ground. Both of these will require different tools which need to be purchased. For example one in-ground you will need a larger shovel to help you create the border you require. Whereas for a raised border you will need to purchase items to create this border. Including wooden panels, weed control, and compost.

These are some of our needed items for anyone who is planning to create a flower garden.

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Making Your Garden Animal Friendly

When people think about gardening, their first thought is always flowers, plants, and greenery. But this is not the case. You do not need to be a flowery person to enjoy gardening. Another aspect of gardening you could consider is a wildlife garden. Today, we are going to share with you some ways to make your garden animal friendly, attracting wildlife to your garden.

Bird Feeder
A bird feeder is an excellent way to attract wildlife, in particular birds, to your garden. A bird feeder can be made from objects at home, such as old milk bottles or other plastic bottles. Alternatively, you can purchase these from local shops and garden centers. These help to not only bring wildlife to your garden but also care for them.

Bug Hotel
Another option is to simply create a bug hotel. Again these can either be homemade or brought from your local shop or garden center. But these will provide a home for smaller insects that may not survive the colder months.

Bird Bath
Another option is a simple birdbath. This provides an area for birds to not only have a wash but gain a water source. This water source will also attract other wildlife who may be struggling to find a source of water when they need one.

Flowers
I know we said that flowers were not always needed, but if you are someone who likes flowers but also wants wildlife in your garden, then you are ok. Flowers will also attract wildlife to your garden due to the bright colours.

These are some of our favourite and cheap ways to bring wildlife into our gardens. Remember gardening doesn’t always need to be about flowers. It can also be about protecting our wildlife, helping them to survive.