1: Make a nest for ladybirds and lacewings by tying a bundle of bamboo or cow parsley stems together and placing in the nook of a tree or a crack in a wall.
2: Build a log pile to encourage biodiversity - it's the ideal habitat for small mammals, amphibians and all manner of insects.
3: If you have a fence, remove a small section to allow hedgehogs and frogs into your plot. If you are worried about foxes or badgers, make the hole no bigger than a CD case.
4: Don’t worry about ''perfection''. The most beautiful gardens aren't sterile or overly manicured - they are dynamic, alive with wildlife and brimming with vitality, just like a natural landscape.
5: In a small garden, plant a Mauls 'Red Jade' with a height of 2m (6½ft) and similar spread. Its crab apples are a great food source for wildlife. Buy from Wibble farm Nurseries.