Tag Archives: Soil

Deadwood in the garden

Deadwood is a┬ácomplex range of different microhabitats, which evolve over time. Lots of invertebrates feed on dead wood and many fungi depend on it too. In my garden, I have placed several logs near shrubs and trees. They provide shelter … Continue reading

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Enhancing Wildlife and Biodiversity in the garden

Biodiversity in the back garden A possible definition of Biodiversity could be: the variability among living organisms from all sources, including, inter alia, terrestrial, marine, and other aquatic ecosystems, and the ecological complexes of which they are part: this includes … Continue reading

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Lime trees, wonderful for bees and soil improvers

Lime trees / basswood or Tilia species I have always associated lime trees with summer. In the southern part of the Netherlands where I live, the town council has planted many trees and if the conditions are right, especially on … Continue reading

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Mother Nature – the Master Composter

Mother Nature, the Master composter Each year, billions of leaves fall in autumn and without the help of all kinds of organisms, our earth would be covered with a layer of leaves several kilometers thick. Mother Nature is indeed a … Continue reading

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A winter’s day

Winter so far has been quite mild. Unlike last year, the Bramblings have not showed up yet. The Greenfinches are all the more accompanied by their cousins the chaffinches. The bird feeders are full and attracts lots of songbirds. Dunnocks … Continue reading

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