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Water in early morning before heat of day. This limits evaporation and supplies plants with needed moisture to make it through hot, sunny day. Consider using drip or trickle irrigation systems. Many inexpensive, easy to install systems are available that provide small amounts of water to base of individual plants. These systems place water where it is needed most, rather than applying it across whole garden. Check with your local garden center. Collect water from downspouts when it rains. Roofs intercept significant amounts of rain. Collecting this runoff into a barrel can help limit use of city or well water during dry spells.
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Wildlife GardenerWritten by Cheryl White
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I chose a Conester which is great for attracting butterflies and bees in summer and supply red berries for birds in autumn and early winter, Globe thistles which attract Blue Tits and finches when turn to seed, several sorts of Cranesbill, Tickseed, Rudbeckia and Golden Marguerite which are also good for attracting a variety of insects, Clematis and honeysuckle which provide shelter and nesting sites once matured. Over last couple of years I have really begun to enjoy gardening, being able to watch all my efforts come to life and benefit birds in a small way, which if more and more people put wildlife friendly plants, a birdfeeder or two and perhaps a pond if room permits then this would help to make up for some of their decline and help rebuild their numbers.
Even if you have no garden you could hang a bird feeder on balcony or attach a feeder to a window, you can always make room for at least one! Make a difference to your local feathered friends: you can get a lot pleasure watching all types of birds without even leaving your home.
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