Posted: 23/11/2014 at 08:35
Disagree with treating my garden like the great outdoors. Sorry Mike.
so many are now saying we should let our gardens remain untidied, unkempt and neglected over winter.....for the "wildlife" etc. Our gardens are not generally like the great outdoors nor need to be. Let our gardens be like that and we would be overrun. I could give example after example why we should control our little plots but many are obvious.
Because it's so mild here I do cut everything down before winter. It cuts down work come the spring and it cuts down on the nasties over wintering in my patch. I grow organically, don't kill creatures just because they're there and try to grow so plants are "happy". I have birds galore visiting me, a hedgehog or two, the odd fox and who knows what else so I'm doing something right.
i would hate to live next door to someone who doesn't tidy his/her garden.......you allotmeneeds know what I mean.......
i am lucky to live in an area with lots of open green spaces where wildlife is abundant. We need to be sensible and practical.....we humans come first. We are not bad people for wanting to cultivate our plots, for wanting only our own plants to thrive instead of the weeds or for tidying our gardens over winter.