These items, whilst small in number are all beautiful items to have in your garden and encourage the hedgehogs, frogs and toads to make their home in your garden.
Inexpensive buy-to-let homes - no mortgage required!
A more natural pest control than chemicals - and and safer too if you have pets.
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Made from glazed terracotta, the frogitat is a cool, smooth hiding hole for all types of garden amphibians. By encouraging frogs and toads in the garden, they help keep your slugs and snails at bay, allowing hostas and tender young seedlings and vegetables to grow and flourish.
As seen in and suggested by Country Living Magazine August 2012.
Although UK bats are a protected species, bat numbers have decreased dramatically due to the decrease of natural habitats such as hedgerows, woodlands and ponds.
As all bats in the UK eat insects, they are a great form of natural pest control.
Many bat species roost in buildings and are therefore vunerable to building work or demolition.
You can help to encourage bats by putting up bat boxes or roosts. Bats use different roosts at different times of the year but will return to the same roost annually. Bats do not bring bedding or make nests in their roosts but simply hang upside down. In summer, the roosts are used for female bats to have their babies (maternity roosts). In winter, bats hibernate and will look for some where cool and quiet.
The bat box may be positioned 2.5-5 metres high on a building or a mature tree, more detailed instructions are included.
The hogitat provides a more rustic home for hedgehogs. Made with a wire frame, covered in sturdy spikes, the hogitat blends easily into the undergrowth. Use the bowl to give the hedgehog a fresh supply of water in the summer months. The excellent laminated multi page double sided field guide has great information about how to protect our native hedgehogs.
Hedgehogs are one of natures best slug defences, but with 25% of all hedgehogs not surviving from one year to another they need a bit of extra help with safe habitats.
Full instructions on where to site the house and how to look after hedgehogs are included.
Beautifully made in the UK from reclaimed Oak/Larch.
For other great slug predator homes see the:
Hogitat or the Frogitat.
This DVD explains the thinking behind ecological wildlife gardening and the fantastic benefits it can bring to humans, plants and gardens.
Through a close up different types of plants you will be able to see the type of wildlife that is attracted, how to enjoy them, if they are favourable and how to move them on from your garden if they are not!