Wildlife: helping through winter

By putting out additional food, gardeners can make a significant contribution to supporting wildlife over winter. It is also a great way to watch wildlife even in the smallest of gardens or balconies, often at very close quarters.

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Robin in winter. Image: RHS Advisory

Quick facts

Suitable for: Encouraging wildlife
Timing: Late autumn until mid-spring
Difficulty: Easy

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