Tag: bird friendly

THE ROBIN IN THE GARDEN – always happy to see you

A Robin in the Garden – it’s cheerful The robin in the garden likes the thick screen that shelters us from the westerlies, even though the hedge seems less secure now that its hawthorn leaves are down. It’s a mixed hedge as well as hawthorn, with beech and holly to give all year interest. But …

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BERRIES FOR THE GARDEN – glorious autumn colour and bird high-energy snack

Browsing through your local plant store, looking for some plants to produce berries for the garden, you arrive at the shrub section and many labels say ‘attractive berries’. Hah. What the label never says after that is ‘Birds will scoff ‘em’. What is pleasant to the gardener’s eye is also lunch to your nearest blackbird. …

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