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Re: Ideas please
It's not just food that attracts birds into gardens, they need access to water to drink and bathe as well as lots of cover and natural feeding opportunities. Have a look at the Homes for Wildlife project which should provide you with a range of things to try to attract in more wildlife throughout...
18 Jan 2013
Dear Friends - We have an enormous fir tree (not sure about species) in our front garden - it has been there since at least 1989 when my husband moved in. It's 45 feet/14 metres tall and is the home of our own little flock of starlings as well as the nesting site for our resident blackbirds, wood...
6 Nov 2012
Re: No birds come near our house!
Can you grow some more foliage in pots that maybe climbs up any walls or fencing? Birds often need cover in order to feel safer visiting a feeder so by making the perimeter of your paved garden more of a natural feature it may tempt in a few birds. Over winter birds will get bolder as the natural food...
6 Nov 2012
Garden ponds, wildlife and planting
We have sadly just filled in our medium sized pond that had become a clogged, overgrown mess and decided to begin again. Before doing this, we added a much smaller preformed one in the spring, so any uprooted wildlife still had a home albeit downsized. I'm glad to see that frogs are happily hopping...
8 Sep 2012
Re: Wanted - Your gardens
Hello Jaan, thanks for posting on the thread, have you found the fantastic contributions from everyone useful? Thanks to everyone who has shared their gardens with the world, great to see some of the features and the wildlife that is benefitting as a result! For more inspiration have a look at the...
5 Sep 2012
Crab apples - which is best for birds?
Hello all, new to this site. We live in Tunbridge Wells and have a small garden with a couple of dwarf apple trees (cox & scrumptious). We want to plant something for the wildlife/birds' enjoyment and thought a crab apple would be good. But there seems to be a lot of choice. We want...
22 Aug 2012
sparrows and garden birds
We live on a housing exec estate, and this summer all houses and flats are having new rooves. The flat opposite us has had sparrows, great tits and chaffinches nesting in the attic through a gap in the eaves there for many years. They will almost certainly lose thier nests. As work has now progressed...
19 Aug 2012
Hi lily Thanks for posting! The starling is one of a number of birds tied to urban and rural habitats that is in steep decline although they are still a commonly observed bird. Whilst the reasons are not fully understood surrounding there decline, a number of things can be done to help them...
15 Aug 2012
Wanted - Your gardens
Afternoon forumites! We've had a request from a member of the public for more pictures of gardens on the forum to help generate ideas about what can be done to entice wildlife into their own patch. This sounds like a great idea to me so if anyone wants to share any snaps of their own wildlife...
15 Aug 2012
Just add water for wildlife
It's almost a year since we dug a pond in our garden - with the wholehearted blessing of our conservation-friendly landlord. What a year it's been. I only wish I'd done it earlier. There was hard work initially, when we dug a hole measuring 3.5 m x 2.5 m, and 0.75 m deep (about 11'...
13 May 2009
Taking the plunge
I'll admit it - I've become a terrible bore. In the three weeks since the big hole in my garden was filled with water, I've been unable to stop talking about it. I'm besotted by my new pond and its contents. Creating it wasn't easy. It took two days of hard labour by me and my mother...
21 Jul 2008
My private nature reserve
I don't know about you, but with the excitement of Christmas and New Year celebrations over, January can seem to stretch out with not much to look forward to. However, one look out of my window and January doesn't seem so bad after all; whether it's a mixed flock of tits hanging in a tree...
25 Jan 2008
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