Posted: 26/10/2017 at 09:31
I agree with the above, I have a few so called wildlife areas, in reality, it’s because I never have time to get around to doing anything with them.😀 I’ve never seen a caterpillar of any kind in the nettles patch. Yet I do have all the different butterflies.
There was recently a tv programme monitoring wildlife in gardens, the tidy kept ones got far more than the one that had been left.
I’ve got a very slopey bit of garden that I can’t walk on, we covered it in hydrangeas, all done from cuttings, they have suppressed the weeds and we have sparrows and wrens living in them.
So, dont feel guilty about hacking it down, there will be a lot of birds that will appreciate different plants instead of just the raspberry patch.