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Looking after your garden wildlife in October

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.