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Plants for Bugs is a four-year study into wildlife gardening being run by the RHS at Wisley Garden in Surrey. Under investigation is the question of whether the geographical origin of garden plants makes a difference to the abundance and diversity of garden invertebrates.
Our plant selection includes native and non-native species.
Violet ground beetle, Carabus problematicus
Collecting samples and data from projects like Plants for Bugs often poses a host of practical problems for scientists - capturing overhead photos of each bed & keeping each flower bed with a boundary yet still allowing the free movement of crawling insects, for example. But where there's a will, there's a way...
A joint event by the RHS and the Wildlife Gardening Forum aimed at gardeners interested in the scientific work behind wildlife gardening, and the role of native and non-native plantings.
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Want to know more about how you can make your garden a great place for wildlife. Wild About Gardens has a wealth of information.
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