Sunday, 24 November 2013

Helping our garden buddies

When the temperature drops to freezing, place a bowl of water out every day for the birds and other wildlife. 

Make sure that ponds and birdbaths are not frozen over.

Check apples you may have stored. Put those that are past their best out for the birds.

Attract birds into your garden and areas where pests are known to be a problem. Put out food for birds - seeds, nut and fat balls will provide the ideal diet; they will reward you by eating pests such as aphids, caterpillars, slugs and snails.

Don’t be too tidy, leave perennial plants until the spring to cut down as they provide habitat for over wintering creatures, and seed heads for the birds to feed on.

Clear out bird boxes ready for spring.

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