8 Plants To Attract Birds And Wildlife To Your Garden

Sunflower seeds are a great natural food source for birds like chaffinches, blue tits, and great tits; growing them indoors during colder months helps them develop structure before being planted outside in warmer months.


February is ideal for planting globe thistles, but they can also be sown in March and April; these flowers attract insects, providing food for birds throughout summer, and their seed heads attract finches later in the year.

Globe Thistle

The best time to plant bare root rowan trees is between November and March; they attract waxwings, redwings, and thrushes with their fruit in late spring and can be planted in pots to control their size.


Blackthorn trees attract thrushes and waxwings with their berries and provide habitat with their leaves; they bloom in March and April, attracting insects for birds, and their autumn berries provide energy for birds in colder weather.


Plant lily bulbs in February for beautiful summer blooms that attract pollinators, providing food for birds, with thousands of lily variations available to match your garden.


Plant geraniums in late winter for better establishment and blooming in late spring; they are hardy plants that provide opportunities for wildlife, including pollinators and the animals that feed on them.


Plant honeysuckle in February for the best results; these climbing vines are loved by robins, song thrushes, and blackbirds, with fruit ripening in late August, ensuring a year-round wildlife haven in your garden.


These bushes can be planted most of the year and provide food sources for birds; their berries can remain on branches until April, helping blackbirds and thrushes regain energy in cold weather.

Holly and Hawthorn