Hibernating animals are many more than we realise, so try to leave habitats such as piles of leaves perhaps retained by some branches or under some spreading low ground cover branches e.g. cotoneaster. Hedgehogs are desperate at this time of the year so check they can get from garden to garden through a small hole in the fence. This is really important for them to travel to find winter habitats.
Wishing all you gardeners around the world a very restful Christmas or Festive season and perhaps a small prayer to be thankful for what wonderful gardens we have been given to enjoy and to look forward to another treasured year of growing opportunities.
The gardeners’ new year IN THE UK starting on 22nd December with the daylight getting longer again so double happy new year to you all this month .