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An online ‘gardening for wildlife’ course, claimed to be the first of its kind, will help gardeners make plots more friendly to bugs and beasts.

Gardeners will get expert tuition on wildlife (picture credit: Wikimedia)

Gardeners will get expert tuition on wildlife (picture credit: Wikimedia)

The Virtual Gardening School, MyGardenSchool and the Royal Horticultural Society teamed up to launch the first in a series of online gardening courses.

Students get video lectures, weekly assignments, an e-book, an online classroom and personal feedback from an expert throughout the course – all delivered over the internet.

The gardening for wildlife course starts on the first Saturday of every month and costs £145.

It is only bookable two months in advance.

RHS director of marketing Dan Wolfe said: “It will help to bring a global audience the opportunity to learn from a gardening expert, wherever you are in the world.”

Go to www.rhs.org.uk/courses to find out more or to book.