Wildlife In The Garden In August
Putting a raised up bird bath out in the open will give courage to shy birds (like the Dunnock) who may need an early morning drink and a wash.
Allowing seedheads to develop of some plants and vegetables provides a source of food.
Put out hedgehog and badger food.
Buddleia can keep flowering late if you keep deadheading it. They are an important food source and are great if you want to observe butterflies.
Make piles of logs, twigs, and/or rocks to create shelter for wildlife.
Watch out for adult frogs and toads leaving the pond. Keep the pond topped up with water from your water butts!
- Give hedges a final trim before they stop growing.
- Cut back any herbs to encourage a new flush of tasty leaves that you can harvest before the frost. You can dry or freeze excess herbs for later!
- Watch out for adult frogs and toads leaving the pond. Keep the pond topped up with water from your water butts!
- Trim and feed hanging baskets to keep them looking lovely. They will need some TLC after working so hard setting flowers all summer!
- Cut back the fruited canes of your summer raspberries, leave the new green canes for next year.