OUT I N THE GARDEN
Plant crocus and snakeshead fritillary bulbs, ready to bloom in time to offer a rich nectar buffet for early spring bees.
CLEAN BIRD BOXES
Take advantage of the last autumn sunshine to spruce up your bird homes ready for next year’s nesting season. By law you can clear old birds’ nests between 1 August and 31 January.
GO WILD WITH WOOD
Pile up some logs and dead wood, ideally in dappled shade, to create a winter shelter for a multitude of species. Dead wood is particularly important for stag beetles.