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SeedheadsGood displays on the Herbaceous Borders

Don't cut down your herbaceous plants this winter as many gardening books tell you but leave the seed heads.

Seed heads and winter stems are fantastic for wildlife  providing food and shelter for a variety of insects including butterflies, mammals  and birds.

Apart from that, it looks good too!  If we had cut the plants back in the autumn there would be a huge empty border until March!

Instead we cut all the winter stems and seed heads down as new growth appears in the spring from late February in to March.