#GardeningForNature

Many of us have experienced a heightened love for our gardens, wildlife and green space this year. Ajay Tegala and Adam Oโ€™Hare are two such people, both passionate about encouraging nature. Wildlife Presenter & Countryside Ranger, Ajay is based in Cambridgeshire and Communicator & Filmmaker, Adam is based in Birmingham.

Together they made the mini-series of videos entitled Gardening for Nature, sharing what they have been doing to encourage wildlife into their gardens, along with contributions from other like-minded people (such as Joshua Styles); also enthusiastic about providing homes for nature alongside our own.

โ€œDuring lockdown, lots of my friends and relatives were sending me pictures and stories of their gardens and their local wildlife,โ€

says Ajay.

“It was clear how much local green spaces and nature were benefitting so many peopleโ€.

At the same time, Adam was also making short films in his garden 100 miles away.

They decided to put together a series of three short videos [5 to 6 minutes each] about what simple steps you can take to encourage nature to come closer to our doorsteps, and how rewarding it can be.

โ€œIt was quite unique that we were based in completely different parts of the country, but had similar approaches to managing our gardens with nature very much in mindโ€.

Adam visited a micro-farm near his Birmingham home. He also teamed up with plant enthusiast and internet sensation, Joshua Styles – via video call – to identify some of the plants growing near his home.

โ€œIt was a labour of love, sharing our gardens and local wildlife over the internet.โ€

Now, you too can see their passion for wildlife and how they have attracted wildlife into their gardens!

Part 1 went online Monday 14th September (at 7pm) 

Part 2 goes live online Wednesday 16th September at 7pmย 

Part 3 goes live / online Friday 18th September at 7pm

Warmest regards,
#GardeningForNature x

Day 30 – 30 Days Wild

There we have it, 30 Days Wild! Today is the last day of Random Acts of Wildness ๐Ÿฅณ So I am looking back over the past 29 days, and in this post I am sharing my highlights ๐Ÿ’š

My first drawing in 15 years!

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Day 15 – 30 Days Wild

Today I visited an Urban Organic Micro Farm, called Rea Spring Gardens – which is a short walk away. It is own and ran by a lovely, enthusiastic couple, Charlie and Ashley, who farm with wildlife and the environment in mind ๐ŸŒ

In the video below, you get to see what they grow and the animals they keep! ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ

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Day 13 – 30 Days Wild

I’m going to let the video (below) speak for itself ๐Ÿ™‚

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Day 10 – 30 Days Wild

Most of the day was chilly & grey, but when there was a warm sunny spell, the Bees came out in force to feed on the Cranesbill Geraniums etc in the garden ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ’š ๐ŸŒธ

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Day 9 – 30 Days Wild

Today I did try to get better footage of the House Sparrows, but they weren’t playing ball ๐Ÿ˜…

So when I noticed some interesting Black Garden Ant behaviour, I decided to focus on them instead today ๐Ÿœ ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Day 5 – 30 Days Wild

After a lovely walk around my local wood & a wee heritage site, I got back to find a beautiful Butterfly basking in the sun, in the garden, & I managed get some lovely footage of it! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Gotta love Small Tortoiseshell Butterflies ๐Ÿฆ‹ ๐Ÿ’š

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Day 4 – 30 Days Wild

On Monday, whilst walking passed some Foxgloves with my Mom up the Waseley Hills Country Park, I remembered that we had some seeds at the back of one of the kitchen cupboards ๐Ÿ˜‰

Digitalis purpurea – Waseley Hills Country Park
Today that’s exactly what I did! ๐Ÿ’ฎ

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BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2017

Last year I did separate videos of my interviews with the at gardening celebs / presenters and garden designers.

This year I thought it would be better to edit the interviews etc of the show, into one video and that’s exactly what I’ve done in the short video below:

You can see last years videos by clicking: here!

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