Posted: 25/10/2017 at 22:50
I’m thinking lots of people leave bits of garden for wildlife, and wondered what is in there or what would you leave and would you maintain it at all?
I have a bit beyond the compost bins, a few meters only, the ground falls away and it’s not anywhere I want to garden.
I have been happy to leave it and for the last 5 or 6 years it’s been a thicket of raspberries, and I’m sure all sorts of nasty weeds. it’s full of birds all the time and rarely gets disturbed by me passing by.
This year, dont know why but the raspberries didn’t come, and it looks to be mainly tall nettles.
Im really liking it less, in fact thinking of the brush cutter, then covering it. I could put a hedge in and apologise to the birds while it establishes. Is this a bit dull though? What else could I do? Not sure I can live with a massive nettle patch, even though i know it’s good for other wildlife.