Biodiversity has become a topical issue; we are experiencing huge global biodiversity losses and yet it is vital to our species.

“Without biodiversity there is no future for humanity”, says Professor David MacDonald of Oxford University.

This nest box immediately attracted interest from long-tailed tits.

However, whilst the scale of this loss might seem overwhelming it is important to recognise that small, local actions add up.

We at Denmans consider a natural ecosystem important and desirable in our garden. Consequently, this year we are introducing a Biodiversity Programme.

There are a number of ways to increase the wildlife and therefore biodiversity to a garden; build a log or rock pile, add water, introduce specific plants, attract birds.  We are starting with the latter. This involves the introduction of nest boxes and bird feeders.