Wildlife Watch

Helping you help the wildlife in and around your garden.

Are trees good for the birds?

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There is something magical about watching birds feed in your own garden. But it’s not just about putting out bird food. What we grow in our gardens can be a vital lifeline too. As winter approaches there is much we can do to help wildlife get through the cold bleak months.

Treating the garden birds

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Feeding the birds can add a wonderful dimension to your garden. These delightful creatures will feed, bathe, dance and roost in your trees and shrubs filling your world with their beauty, grace and antics

Nesting birds

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There’s a real energy in the spring garden, from the frantic activity as our feathered friends start to nest. It can start as early as February in a mild spring, but my mid-March nesting season is usually well and truly upon us.

Moles in the garden

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Mention moles to most gardeners and the conversation immediately turns to lawns. Lovely swaths of manicured lawn punctuated by vast and numerous mounds of freshly, finely tilled soil.

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Winter bird care

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The garden is rich in autumn fruit, seeds, nuts and berries and also insects, but competition is fierce. Here are 5 ways to help the birds over winter.

Red admiral butterfly

Butterflies and caterpillars

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As a gardener there are a few garden ‘pests’ that can wreak havoc on our plants such as caterpillars. But before you reach for that insecticide take a few moments to really think about what you are doing.

Haiths Nest Box

Nest box know-how

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Spring is a great time to install a house for your feathered friends. Jean Vernon has some top tips and advice on siting a nest box in your garden.