This warm, calm weather is perfect for our insects and especially our Butterflies, in Britain there are 59 species of Butterflies that breed here yet they are far less common now than they were 50 years ago one of the main reasons for this is that much of their natural habitat, wildflower meadows, heath land, woodland and peat bogs has been lost to industrial and housing developments and intensive farming. Your garden, however large or small, could be a haven for butterflies, providing food and shelter; even a window box or container garden can help.
Why not have a go at our two new free competitions on the Gardening With Children website, where you can win some great Butterfly products for your garden.
Click here for full details and an entry form for the School Zone Competition or Click here for full details and an entry form for the Family Zone Competition.
Please send in your entries for both competitions by the closing date of Friday 7th July 2017.
Congratulations to our May Competition winners
Thank you to everyone that entered the May competitions, the School Zone competitions was won by Terling C of E Primary School and the Family Zone Competition was won by Harriet Volland both win a selection of Gardening books.
Well done to both of you and good luck to you all for our new Butterfly competitions
Why not give your Dad/Grandad a hand in the garden, I am sure they would appreciate the extra help and enjoy your company as well, let’s hope that we have a lovely sunny day and that we can all get in the garden.