As the nights slowly draw in, mornings become colder and leaves transform the landscape to a gentle orange hue you know Autumn is on its way. As we get closer to winter it may be tempting to have a big tidy up but put down the shovel! Let your garden go wild this autumn!
Our friends at Vine House Farm have some tips to get you started:
Let your garden go wild
It may be tempting to grab the pruners and get snipping! But pruning too harshly removes an important habitat for invertebrates in winter months. Less insects means less food for ground feeding birds like robin, blackbird and song thrush. Instead of giving your perennial plants a hefty cut, why not opt for a trim and leave plenty of foliage at or near ground level? Not only will the insects and birds be thankful, but it may also protect new shoots from late frosts.