’s Autumn and so many of us like to get busy cutting down all our fading perennials. But please think about your wildlife, tidiness is not good for your wildlife! Leaving perennial and herbaceous plants intact over winter can become a refuge for small mammals, birds and insects. Clumps of ornamental grasses for example can become the perfect snug for a hibernating hedgehog, while seed heads are a rich source of food for many of our garden birds and hollow plant stems are perfect shelter for many invertebrates.
Letting the grass and weeds grow is our first pledge for wildlife, see them all here.