Help your garden wildlife survive the winter

Your gardenís wildlife knows when the dark days of winter are coming. As August ends and September begins the shortening of summer evenings is apparent, day time temperatures can still be balmy but night times can be decidedly cool. This is a good time to think about providing winter homes for your wildlife.

There are many things you can do to help your gardenís wildlife, these include providing a place of shelter for ladybirds and lacewings, and installing a hibernation house for your local hedgehog.

Another good thing to do is to put up roosting pockets. Place several of the small, woven pockets around your town or country garden in foliage and out of reach of the predatory local cats. They provided a warm and dry resting-place for small birds such as tits and robins, along with the neighbourhoods squirrels.