The Secret Gardener

Dog Rose

Dig It – November Tips from the Secret Gardener

Gardens can act as important stepping stones between nature reserves and other natural habitat by offering abundant supplies of nectar for butterflies and moths. So, what about hedges...

Small Tortoiseshell on Rudbeckia

Dig It – August Tips from the Secret Gardener

You might struggle to find space in your garden for any more plants at this time of year but squeezing in a couple of containers with plants to provide late summer nectar is worthwhile.

Yellow Iris

Dig It – June Tips From The Secret Gardener

Many wildflowers grow well in the boggy areas surrounding the pond or on the slopes at its edge. The Secret Gardener shares some of the best species to transform your water feature into a magnet for moths and butterflies.


Dig it - Wildlife Gardening Resolutions for 2014

New Year means dreaded New Year resolutions. But don’t despair, why not make some very simple gardening resolutions that will provide a home for wildlife and give you hours of fun?

Peacock Butterfly

Dig It : Sit In The Sun

August is the month for sitting back in the garden and enjoying the bright colours as the bees and butterflies explore the nectar-rich flower borders.


Dig It - May tips from the Secret Gardener

Nettles are important foodplants for the caterpillars of several butterflies and moths. They have also been grown in herb gardens for centuries and can provide many benefits for people too.