Go Wild About Gardens

  • Autumn leaves on the ground. Credit: RHS

Fallen leaves carpet the garden, in all their seasonal palette. Perennial stems provide stark outlines in the autumn sunlight. Not only beautiful, these also offer protection to wildlife. Heap a medley of leaves to shelter hedgehogs. Select striking architectural perennials to preserve in their dormant state. They offer hollow stems and crevices for overwintering insects.

Hedge. Credit: RHS

Linear café

Native hedging provides nectar, berries and shelter. Now is a good time to plant it.

Chaffinch. Credit: Ian Rose

Cheery colour

These gauzy-winged visitors come in many different colours and sizes.



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