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Feeding Birds In Winter in Your Garden 0

Posted on January 22, 2013 by Samantha Ford

Feeding Birds in Winter

Feeding birds in winter is very important to help our birds to survive by providing fresh food and water.  Once a feeding routine is established, keep it up as birds will become used to returning to your garden and they will be a valuable ally in combatting garden pests in the coming months as well as being fun to watch.  Follow these tips and you will be enjoying their company all year.

Some of you may be taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch this weekend.  This is a fun activity that also helps to record the numbers of birds in our UK gardens.  Last year we witnessed a decrease in starlings but an increase in wood pigeons so it will be interesting to see if the trend continues.

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The north wind doth blow …. 1

Posted on January 16, 2013 by Samantha Ford

The Winter GardenThe north wind doth blow … but don’t despair about the snow!
The recent autumn and winter climate has been relatively mild but, as expected, we are now experiencing freezing temperatures and snow.  There are still many tasks that you can get on with over winter to protect and prepare your garden for the spring.

Listen to weather forecasts and remember to protect delicate crops.  Outdoor containers should be brought inside or wrapped in bubble wrap and placed off the freezing ground, perhaps on a polystyrene tray similar to those you find in pizza packaging.  There are always things lying around the house that can be recycled.

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