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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March and April in the wildlife garden
Latest News March and April in the wildlife garden

We might not quite be out of the woods when it comes to cold winter weather and even a covering of snow, but come even early March there are strong signs of Spring in nearly every corner of our garden

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The bonus of being predictable
Latest News The bonus of being predictable

The early arrival of Spring weather down here in South Devon has given us a kaleidoscope of floral colour. The snowdrops have barely come into bloom, before being quickly followed by primroses, daffod

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Issue 130 March
News from the Farm Issue 130 March

The early Spring weather was lovely while it lasted, but unseasonal weather is no good to farmers.

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Issue 129 February
News from the Farm Issue 129 February

We've been out drilling Spring Barley - unusual for this time of year

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Cold comfort
Latest News Cold comfort

Although the  winter solstice is past and days are now slowly but surely getting longer, the coldest weather is still to come. Even down here in South Devon within a stone's throw of the English Rivi

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Issue 128 January
News from the Farm Issue 128 January

The sugar beet fields are the last to be harvested this month

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Issue 127 December
News from the Farm Issue 127 December

We had a wonderful autumn for harvesting

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Is your garden wildlife-ready for winter?
Latest News Is your garden wildlife-ready for winter?

With most of the leaves now off the trees and with a cold snap this week, it’s a reminder that autumn will soon move aside for the long winter months. This means, of course, that we all start to thi

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Prescribing birds
Latest News Prescribing birds

We all know and appreciate the enjoyment that feeding the birds in your garden can bring, but maybe there is more to this than we thought! You may well have read about an unusual approach to healthcar

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Issue 126 November
News from the Farm Issue 126 November

Nicholas discusses the benefits of using direct drilling, not only to the soil but to wildlife too

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All things bright and beautiful
Latest News All things bright and beautiful

It must be Autumn.  Soft golden light, misty mornings and heavy dew glistening on the grass. Despite the unseasonal warm day, summer is fading fast. The countryside is preparing for winter.  Birds b

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The Big Easy
Latest News The Big Easy

Nothing lasts forever, and that's undoubtedly true of bird feeders. After all, they are out in some of the most atrocious weather and are often subjected to some pretty harsh treatment by birds and s

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