Posted: 12/05/2015 at 20:29
Just feed the birds all year so they treat your garden as home. They will feed insect larvae and caterpillars and aphids to their young because they need the moisture content and easily accessible proteins to grow.
I have never used insecticides in this garden and my daughter, now 20, was never stung by bees. Bitten by mozzies and horse flies because we have cows next door and horses opposite in marshy pastures but not by garden insects.
The only pesticides I use are wildlife friendly slug pellets round hostas, clems and baby veggies.