There’s more than one shade of green
Time for a tidy
Say hello to my little friend
- Provide birds with high-calorie treats such as suet, sunflower hearts and peanuts. Fallen fruit is also a great natural treat. Top tip: clear the feeding station/table of any debris or rotted food to keep your feathered friends coming back.
- Ensure that ponds, bird baths and water sources are kept free of ice – floating a tennis ball on the surface is a quick and easy way to achieve this.
- Lots of visitors to your garden will be making their home in your compost heap so be super careful when forking out of the heap.
- A simple pile of rocks, logs and leaves will provide a nice winter hotel for creepy crawlies as well as frogs and newts.
- Hedgehogs suffer the worst during winter. By providing a hedgehog home and a regular supply of meaty dog/cat food, you will be helping these prickly wonders to survive another winter.
- Where possible leave the garden dormant. Bugs, bees, birds, and everything in between will be buried, burrowed and hiding so unless you really need to, leave areas untouched so that your tenants can safely make it through winter.
Plant bare-root plants
Look for winter blooms
Appreciate your greenhouse
Plant winter containers