Native and non-native plants for ground-active invertebrates
To better our understanding of how to garden for wildlife, the RHS led research into whether native or non-native plants best support invertebrates. Here we look at the findings on planting for a range of invertebrates active at ground level.
Five steps to planting for invertebrates active at ground level:
- Include plenty of British native plants for herbivores
- Grow some evergreen plants for winter cover
- Plant densely while leaving a few bare patches here and there
- Decide whether planting for pollinators is equally important for you
- Plant a wide variety of plants in your garden
An abundance of pollinators and invertebrates of all types equates to healthy garden ecology
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