Posted: 25/02/2014 at 14:20
re the deadwood, it's always very dry under leylandii. You're probably doing the best you can with it.
birds will peck around for food under shrubs whether the ground is bare or covered but the more plants there are the more food there will be
keep the new plantings to single insect friendly plants for best effect. The more different species you have, the more wildlife you will please
The great thing about next boxes is watching them. The birds are just as happy in garden shrubs, hedges and leylandii