Looking after your garden wildlife in October
Its Halloween this month so make sure your birds get a "treat"! Give your feeders and water baths a good clean with a 5% disinfectant solution. Using a stiff brush get into all the nooks and crannies to help remove any left over seed which can attract the bugs. It is also a good idea to move feeders around so droppings don't start building up underneath.
I know I mentioned this last month, but keeping a pile of leaves, logs and twigs is critical for all sorts of wildlife who need a warm, safe sanctuary over the winter months. Insects, hedgehogs, dormice will all love you for providing a haven for them! A thriving insect population then feeds the birds so this is critical to a healthy, vibrant garden the following Spring.
- Nikki Boxwild