20 ways to attract wildlife into your garden/ backyard

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        I'm a lazy gardener. I'm afraid I don't have quite the same level of enthusiasm as many on this forum. But as it happens that seems to work well for me, because all the effort I do put in (and despite being a lazy gardener, I do put quite a lot of effort in) is all about creating what I think of as a townie's idea of natural.

        To that end, I have a mix of native trees and shrubs, being willow, beech, apples, and plums, and various shrubs like various types of currants, rosemary and sage. I have a 'lawn', but I leave some bits to grow long, and don't do a lot to maintain it. Consequently I get plenty of daisies and clover and the occasional dandelion. Various wildflowers move in of their own accord. I mostly just leave them be.

        The consequence of all this is my garden looks fairly natural, and it's always full of all sorts of creatures. When we have visitors round I've even on occasion politely banned people from patches of clover rich lawn because I don't want them to disturb the bumblebees in their work.
         
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