Beautiful and Beneficial Berries
The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is a wonderful event and anyone can take part for just 1 hour between 28th – 30th January, whether it be in your own garden, from your balcony or even in your local park. Simply sign up on the RSPB website and they will give you all the help you need including bird identification - Here's the link
With insects and bugs hiding or hibernating during the colder months, birds find it tricky to build up their energy stores to survive the night. Bird feeders containing flaked maize, sunflower seeds and peanut granules are perfect snacks for our feathered friends but there’s nothing like a juicy berry to peck on and with very little effort, we can give all the wonderful species a fresh treat every day straight from a plant and attract more birds to our garden.
To celebrate the big garden birdwatch we will have a fantastic deal on Amelanchier plants later this week which produce beautiful blossom and berries for the birds. It's a compact pillar shaped plant ideal for the smaller garden... keep your eyes on your inbox for the Deal Of The Week Email
Have you had a browse of our Wildlife section on the website? If not, please do take a look if you are contemplating adding some pollen rich plants or you are keen to feed the birds naturally and if you would like any advice then please do drop me an email. Visit Our Wildlife Section Here
Beneficial bird buddies also include our Lonicera Copper Beauty in which birds can take shelter and build nests, Euonymus alatus produces loads of yummy berries and Festuca Sunrise supplying seed heads for the wildlife to enjoy.
It can be fascinating to watch the birds in our gardens or when we are out and about but my favourites have to be the Robins. We have one visit our garden regularly (unless the dog is on the prowl) and I always think of the saying ‘Robins appear when loved ones are near’ which makes me smile. My mum made me a gorgeous cushion for Christmas and I now have a Robin ‘near’ everyday, how lovely is this...
Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy watching the birds and their amusing antics.