Every month our freelance worker Haidee will be writing a diary entry in her sustainability calendar. Haidee works for our gardens project in Sudbury and her diary entries give a great sense of what it’s like to work there and the wildlife she encounters. This month she talks about what you can do in the garden to help the wild birds. Take it away Haidee…

The last of the seed heads are hanging on in the garden at Belle Vue park. 

We wait as long as we can before cutting them down to give the birds time to feast on the seeds in the winter months.  Nigella damascena (love in a mist) pods are full of small black seeds that get shaken and scattered over the ground, although I found a good amount of seed still in the pods this morning. Nigella is also loved by bees and hover flies when in flower so it’s a great plant for the wildlife garden. 

Keep an eye out for next month’s entry on our website and across our socials.