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FROM: Life, 16 September 2018

Life — Homes & Gardens

Bees, butterflies, birds, frogs... throw off your inhibitions and invite them all in

Go wild!

Home comforts: A bug tower in a border full of wildlife-friendly plants, left, and, top, a pond, which is ideal for attracting animals such as frogs, bottom

WE’RE famed around the world as a nation of pet lovers, but it seems our affection with living things doesn’t stretch to wildlife. Well, that’s if I’m to go on what I often see in gardens, where the only attempt to attract beneficial creatures is a parched bird bath, murky pond or a long-empty feeder swinging from a tree.