During November, Haskins had the pleasure of working with the Dorset Wildlife Trust.
Jack Bedford, a Wildlife Skills Volunteer at the Urban Wildlife Centre in Corfe Mullen, contacted Haskins for some help. Jack is tasked to help make the Centre “a great example of nature friendly gardening” and needed some ideas and resources to make this happen.
After an initial assessment, Alasdair Urquhart, who is the Plant Advisor at Haskins Ferndown, came up with a planting plan of spring bulbs and wild flower seed to help attract beneficial insects and butterflies to the site. He also donated a Bird Feeding Station kit to encourage over-wintering birds to the centre.
Jack will be planting the bulbs over the coming weeks and also plans to implement Alasdair’s ideas to rejuvenate a troublesome old pond to support the Centre’s amphibian population.
Haskins wishes them the best success and looks forward to seeing the colourful bulb display next spring.