All wild bird shoots and any shoots reliant on game crops to produce drives should have a percentage of their crops as perennials. However, please don’t think that you can just plant a perennial crop and it will guarantee cover for many years. All perennials need to be established with care and need annual management if they are to deliver the habitat that game requires. Once established they are a terrific source of reassurance especially in difficult years when so many annual crops fail. Perennials are excellent for providing reliable cover, but they don’t produce much winter food. They can attract insects and be useful for brood rearing, plus they can offer considerable cost savings over their lifetime. Some are easy to establish (and to remove if required), others, artichokes for example, are rather more permanent. Please talk to us to discuss what you are looking to achieve and we can advise you on the best solution.