How to guide: Planted shrubs

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Bee on lavenderImage credit: Susanna Bird

Woody shrubs and climbers offer a wide variety of feeding options for wildlife with fruits, berries, seeds and nectar-rich flowers.

They provide a shelter and nesting sites for birds and insects away from view and bad weather. Requiring relatively little maintenance between years, they're an excellent way of boosting both the variety of habitats and biodiversity within your garden.

Top species to plant

  • Box
  • Mahonia
  • Juniper
  • Hebe
  • Lavender
  • Hypericum
  • Honeysuckle
  • Guelder rose

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