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  1. Butterfly-Friendly Gardening

    hypolimnas native butterfly
    Butterflies are one of the magical transformations of nature - how does a crawling caterpillar become a shimmering floating pollinator? Encourage butterflies to your garden and help their numbers increase, with the plants you choose
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  2. Bee-Friendly Gardening

    Bee-Friendly Gardening
    Without bees, almost all edible crops would be unpollinated – no fruits, no vegetables, no nuts. Many favourite garden flowers would go unpollinated too – no seeds for future plants. And no honey for our toast. Help restore declining bee populations by finding a place for bee-friendly plants, in even the smallest of outdoor spaces.
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  3. Plants Safe for Cats

    Plants Safe for Cats
    Some of the more common garden plants that are toxic for cats, and safe alternatives to plant in your garden. Remember that there are plants that are perfectly safe and tasty for us that could make your kitty sick. Check with your vet if you are unsure.
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  4. Plants Safe for Dogs

    Plants Safe for Dogs
    Some of the more common garden plants that are toxic for dogs, and safe alternatives to plant in your garden. Remember that just as you can't feed your dog chocolate, there are plants that are perfectly safe and tasty for us that could make your pup sick. Check with your vet if you are unsure.
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  5. How to Encourage the Good Bugs in Your Garden

    Birdwing butterfly feeding

    Bad bugs eat our plants and ruin crops, leaving our garden a mess and more susceptible to disease. Good bugs (aka Beneficial Insects) help to control these pests by making a meal out of them. While the good guys are moving about the garden eating mites, aphids and scale, they're also often doing the important job of pollinating our plants.

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  6. Which Plants Are Rabbit- and Possum-Proof?

    Which Plants Are Rabbit- and Possum-Proof?

    Watching wildlife can be very rewarding and relaxing - except when they demolish your newly planted garden looking for a snack! Full confession - it's unlikely any plant will be 100% animal-proof. But here's some that will fight back and stand up to the toothy attack.

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  7. How to Encourage Nature in Your Garden - by Doing Less Work

    How to Encourage Nature in Your Garden - by Doing Less Work
    Doing less work in the garden? Sounds like a plan! Best of all, less work means more nature – and when we encourage nature into our gardens, even a little bit, nature rewards us by helping us in the garden. We’ll show you how.
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