Mudcat Café message #3065544 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #134670   Message #3065544
Posted By: WalkaboutsVerse
02-Jan-11 - 10:30 AM
Thread Name: BS: Mudcat Gardeners report - 2011
Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Gardeners report - 2011
My annual reminder of the virtues of NATIVE GARDENING:

"Green"/eco-friendly gardening is native gardening, and vegetables, plus other consumables, should be the only exotic-flora we plant or hybridise - as doing so can help limit food-miles, etc. By filling our other garden spaces with natives, we use less water and other resources, whilst aiding the native-fauna that, over the centuries, evolved with them. (Even high-nectar exotics, such as Buddleia, that are very attractive to some native-fauna, should be avoided, because they upset nature's/God's balance God created evolution, too, that is.)

Our green gardens, with their vegies and natives, can be made still-greener by the addition of compost heaps/bins; a wildlife pond for native frogs, newts, and so on, rather than exotic goldfish; bee- and bird-boxes, plus carefully-selected regularly-cleaned feeders; rain- and grey-water butts; by growing everything organically - including thrifty home-propagation, plus species-swapping; and by leaving some lush neglected patches, decaying branches, etc.

From here.