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Browse our selection of the best plants for attracting wildlife into your garden and giving them a safe home. Our top tip is to grow a wide range of plants that offer nectar, food and shelter – variety and variation is key. A garden full of colourful, nectar-rich flowers will be a haven for bees, butterflies and beneficial insects. Bright flowers in shades of red, orange, purple, pink or yellow with short flower tubes or flat tops are best. Bees in particular love plants with striking colours and fragrances, elaborately shaped petals and ample nectar, preferably with different flowers close together. Incorporating trees into your planting schemes helps provide shelter and nesting sites for birds, while berrying shrubs and trees provide an essential food source, especially during the colder months of the year. Various types of hedging, particularly native plants grown in mixed species, can provide valuable protection, nectar and food too – some varieties offering all 3 can become positively teeming with our outdoor friends. If you are limited on space, climbing plants and wall shrubs can afford food and shelter on a very small footprint. Developing a wildlife friendly garden is not only good ecologically but also gives you the opportunity to watch wildlife up close at your leisure, whilst keeping unwanted pests at bay.