WHAT TO GROW

Bird Watching (UK) - - November Id Challenge -

LIZ POT­TER Ed­i­tor, Gar­den An­swers Novem­ber is when au­tumn re­ally takes hold in the gar­den, and when wildlife re­ally starts to need your help in a big way. Leave as many seed­heads as you can stand­ing, to pro­vide food for birds and also shel­ter for in­sects, and if you have any ma­ture Ivy, then try to leave it un­cut – it’s an ex­cel­lent source of nec­tar for late in­sects. In fact, it’s best to adopt a cau­tious ap­proach to prun­ing and dead-head­ing gen­er­ally – the more seeds, berries and hips that you can leave avail­able for wildlife, the bet­ter, as they’re all good food sources.

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