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