As gardeners keeping your efforts protected from nature can be a struggle.
However, the things that eat your treasured plants or destroy your beloved flowers or hard-worked on crops, need not be a huge issue.
While it may feel like nature is constantly working against you, it might be you that are working against nature’s assistance and support.
Winter is a difficult time for many of the creatures you could have fighting with you and supporting you through the growing season.
Here is a little guide by the BBC Gardener’s world team that might help you keep the friendly wildlife you have, or help you bring them in, especially now when they need your help and will stay around after the cold has gone to thank you for doing so!