I'm new here, so I hope I'm posting in the right place and everything
I've recently moved into a house located literally *on* a canal (in the East Midlands) (although there's probably about a half metre drop onto the canal itself), and I was wondering if anyone has any tips on what I should plant to be environmentally friendly/attract birds, butterflies etc.
The garden is rather small and doesn't really have a lot growing in it at the moment, except for ivy on the fence. The problem is also that it is mainly decking, although I'm hoping to change that. The free available space is located around the periphery, so tall growing plants would be no problem. Apart from that, I'd like to stick to pot plants/smallish plants where possible. I would also like tips on what could be planted around now, if that's possible
I know I'm asking a lot, but I'm not an experienced gardener or anything, and any help at all would be appreciated!