And this one here holding a potential design for the GPUFG is Gary! He is a very enthusiastic guy that started, along with David and me, to get the Wildlife area into shape. You might be thinking: What is a wildlife area and why would you have one in a garden? Don't be ashamed, I had to ask David and Gary and I also had to google it.
There, at the corner of the Garden we have set up the wood, under a tree that provides cover. You can see Gary working in the Wildlife spot. You should all have seen David's and Gary's happy faces when they spotted a first fungus and some insects!
Basically, having a wildlife area made with natural stuff like leaves, wood, cartons will allow insects of all kinds to live there and species like fungus to grow. Some of the insects are bad for the plants, so a natural way to keep them away from them without having to use chemicals, is to provide a space in the garden for them to live. I read something very nice online that said something like "by having a wildlife area in your garden you are correcting the balance of nature, damaged by humans". So, here we are, our own wildlife spot, I can't wait to see more insects and fungus growing there, it will mean that we are succeeding.
|And here is David bringing wood from somewhere to place it in the Wildlife!|
Here's another picture of the potential design of the garden, that is of course Gary's offering and any suggestions or discussions or praise or whatever will be very welcome, since as you all know this is Our project and we are up to make everybody feel happy and confident and good about it :)
So far, I have to say I only worked two or three days in the garden and it has been very funny, I've learned a lot of stuff and we had a very good time. So from this humble blog entries I invite you all to come over some time and help us with whatever you can, I am sure we'll have a ball! (I just love that English expression)
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