BTO confirms what we already believed: feeding the birds in your garden increases their numbers
Latest News BTO confirms what we already believed: feeding the birds in your garden increases their numbers

Relatively small scale studies in recent decades have generally pointed towards a positive effect of feeding the birds in our gardens in terms of their numbers, but now a more comprehensive study car

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Only feed dried mealworms at this time of year if they're firstly soaked in water
Latest News Only feed dried mealworms at this time of year if they're firstly soaked in water

A few days back one of our customers alerted us to an advert on Facebook from another bird food company, as they were concerned that the message encouraged people to feed dried mealworms straight fro

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May and June in the wildlife garden
Latest News May and June in the wildlife garden

Despite some real ups and downs in our weather over the last month or so – including record-breaking warm temperatures in April and unseasonably cold days in early May – we’re now well and trul

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Guide to Putting Up Nest Boxes
Guide to Putting Up Nest Boxes

Why should you provide nest boxes for birds in your garden? Providing nest boxes for birds in your garden is a great way to attract different species of birds, plus it is fun and very rewarding to

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Guide to Feeding Live Mealworms to Garden Birds

Feeding live mealworms to the birds in your garden is one of the most important things you can do to help their breeding success, and therefore help reverse the decline in the numbers of many of our o

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Food Storage

There are five main aspects to ensuring your bird food is stored in good condition and ready to be used when you need it: Keeping bird food dry If seeds get even slightly damp they will either start t

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Issue 132 May
News from the Farm Issue 132 May

We have had so many dry days all our sugar beet was drilled in March and potatoes planted

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A side effect of feeding live food
Latest News A side effect of feeding live food

The rewards of feeding garden birds are significant and plenty and you make make new friends too

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Latest News Starlings - you either love them or you don't but we need to reverse the decline

Starlings are adapting more than ever to exploit bird feeders, but you can strike a balance for them and other songbird species to feed in your garden. Although much of every daylight hour is take

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My first close encounter with the fastest bird on the planet
Latest News My first close encounter with the fastest bird on the planet

Spring and the sound of a cuckoo calling on the farm made my day. In the distance I could also hear a bird of prey. Not just any bird, a Peregrine. They nest on a sea cliff just a few miles away and

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The aptly named pied wagtail
Latest News The aptly named pied wagtail

If ever a bird was given a name which largely described both its appearance and behaviour in just two words, it would have to be the pied wagtail: It is indeed black and white and, without question, i

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Issue 131 April
News from the Farm Issue 131 April

Good weather has helped us get on with our spring drilling

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Latest News Vine House Farm's take on this year's RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch results

The results of the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch 2019 didn’t bring too many surprises, with numbers of small birds affected by the unusually cold weather in early spring last year (the so called beast

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Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad strike out for a wilder future
Latest News Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad strike out for a wilder future

Stars speak up for wildlife in new film trailer hitting cinemas this weekend Illustrious names including Sir David Attenborough, Stephen Fry, Catherine Tate, Alison Steadman and Asim Chaudhry have bac

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Ponds - big or small
Latest News Ponds - big or small

We are all very aware of the need for more ponds in and around our gardens and other wild spaces, so it's encouraging to see the Royal Horticultural Society team up with The Wildlife Trusts to lunch B

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Oil Radish and Wildlife
Latest News Oil Radish and Wildlife

Nicholas explains the benefits of direct drilling

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