Feed the birds

You can watch lots of birds in winter from the comfort of your living room if you have a birdhouse. Only feed them the appropriate food if you really want to do them some good. Fresh fruit makes a suitable alternative to commercial dry food. Please remember only to fill the birdhouses when there is severe frost or heavy snow as birds are able to fend for themselves in mild weather and naturally eat pests in the garden. Birdhouses need to be cleaned on a regular basis to avoid infecting the birds.

Check winter quarters

Regularly check to see if potted plants in the winter quarters have been infested with pests. Spider mites can develop at temperatures of 5°C and damage the plants. Effectively combat spider mites, scale insects and mealybugs with BugFree Bug and Larvae Killer+.

Regularly remove fallen parts of the plant as these may contain plant diseases. Only give the plants a little water as they do not require as much in the wintertime.

Water in frost-free weather

Outdoor plants in tubs also need water. So do not forget to water them in frost-free weather.