Wildlife In The Garden In December
Clean your bird feeders, fill them with fat balls and make sure you’ve given the birds access to some fresh water.
Finely chopped bacon rind and grated cheese will be good for smaller birds.
Be mindful of wildlife when turning your compost heap. They are often warm, so some animals may be resting in there.
Clean out bird boxes ready for spring.
Leave a shallow container of water at ground level for other wildlife that needs a drink!
- Leave faded flower heads on your hydrangeas until spring. This provides frost protection to buds further down the stems.
- Remove any yellowing leaves from your winter brassicas, then cover them over with netting to protect them from pigeons.
- Leave a shallow container of water at ground level. Wildlife other than birds need a drink!
- Now is the perfect time to prune your fruit trees! Pruning encourages quality fruit production.
- Protect poinsettias from cold draughts (they really don't like them) and allow them to dry out slightly between waterings. This should make them last all through the Christmas period and into January.