Attracting more wildlife to your garden

Print Friendly

A beautiful garden truly comes to life when there is an abundance of wildlife within it.

Thankfully attracting more wildlife is a relatively simple process with a few well-chosen products.  Food and shelter are the key requirements for the majority of birds and animals visiting UK gardens and a combination of sensible planting, providing supplementary food and supplying fresh water is the best way to encourage them. CJ Wildlife (Europe’s leading garden wildlife specialists) are the one-stop-shop for all your wildlife needs. They stock everything from specialist foods and housing to wildlife friendly plants, as well as offering free expert advice.

Initially identifying which animals you already have in your garden and which you would like to attract is the best way to start. Obviously different species have different requirements and knowing (and meeting) these requirements is the key to caring for and attracting more wildlife.

For example wild birds have different nesting preferences depending on the species, some will use nest boxes and some won’t, and for those that do, the shape and size of the entrance hole determines who nests where.  Other wildlife will also benefit from purpose built housing. When they come to hibernate, hedgehogs feel safest in a large box with a long entrance tunnel, in a quiet corner of the garden. Frogs and Toads like to remain cool and also need protection from predators, so a low level ‘bunker’ with small entrance holes is ideal. And bees, butterflies and insects will shelter in a variety of ‘nooks and crannies’ which can be replicated by putting up an insect house.





Providing high quality food and a supply of fresh water are also vitally important. Cheap foods can be a false economy as very often the ‘filler’ ingredients will be discarded by the birds or animals due to the lack of nutritional benefit. CJ Wildlife has over 25 years’ experience developing and manufacturing food for birds and other garden wildlife. Each food is produced using only the highest quality ingredients, and each recipe has been specially formulated, tried and tested to guarantee that it is nutritionally beneficial and appealing to your garden wildlife.

For more information on how to attract more wildlife to your garden, visit  or request a free catalogue by calling Freephone 0800 731 2820. Orders are delivered next day to most of the UK and are free over £50 (only £2.75 P&P for orders under £50).

The following two tabs change content below.
Hello ... I am the Creative Director and Website Editor for Silversurfers and manage all the social media too. I hope you find the features and articles we have shared with you of interest and relevance. Please feel free to comment below and share your thoughts with us ... I hope you enjoy Silversurfers and all that we offer ...

Latest posts by Silversurfers Editor (see all)

Not a member?

Join the silversurfers community today! It's free, easy to do, and is packed full of features and amazing offers!

Join the community!
Click here if you have forgotten your password
major red
8th Aug 2016
Thanks for voting!
i have only just been ask if i would like to join as i am 53 i love this idea allready love the peoples coments i will shortly get a new camara for bird photography and will love to post my photos of the rspb i have joined and tell you all about what i have seen

Community Terms & Conditions

Content standards

These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.

You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.

Nurturing a safe environment

Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.

We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!

More Wildlife

Kenya’s Record Breaking Ivory Burn Ignites Calls for Stricter Trade Laws ivory burn 900x600
On Saturday 30 th April ivory representing over 8,000 elephants was burnt in the presence of...
Caring for your garden wildlife C J wildlife
Although some birds will have been breeding for several months, it’s from now onwards that the...
Berry Bonanza 2
This autumn is set to produce the best wild berry harvest for years, but there's more to our...
Branching Out 5
Do you have hankerings for a horse chestnut or an urge for an oak? The UK has some of Europe's...
Creating A Summer Buzz fly
We’ve had one of the best summers for years - which has allowed our beleaguered insects and bugs...
Buddleia ... Beauty or The Beast? butterfly
With its heady scent and striking flowers, Buddleia is an unavoidable sight during high summer ...
Bird Brained? Not Really Rook
A new survey is asking nature lovers to scan their gardens for the cleverest bird around - the...
Attenborough Takes Action For Butterflies butterflies
As the world's largest butterfly survey gets underway, Butterfly Conservation president Sir David...
The Ladybird Killers NATURE Nature Column 09263271035
UK Ladybirds are being eaten by their invading cannibal cousins who. Can we stop the march of...
Down To The Woods Moth night
You wouldn't normally expect to find a Lobster in your local park, but if you go down to the woods...
Wildlife Artist of the Year .. Silver Artist Category David Shepherd, Philip Lawson Johnston and Pam St Clement
Philip Lawson Johnston of Woodstock Road, Oxford was named as the 2014 Silver Artist category...
A thorny issue flowers
This spring has seen the UK's hedgerows dressed in an unprecedented white harvest of hawthorn...