Uncategorised The advantages of husk-free seeds and mixes

We’re big fans of husk-free seeds and mixes, with some of the reasons for this being obvious and some rather less so. Here are our thoughts on the subject anyway… More species can eat them

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Uncategorised Joining forces with the perceived enemy

It’s probably fair to say that I’m the type of guy that can get on with most folk – even those I don’t especially like. In part, I think it’s instinctive for me to take this approach in lif

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Uncategorised Now is the time to put up nest boxes and also send one as a Christmas gift

December might not seem the most obvious time to put up a nest box or two, but actually it’s ideal because even as early as January some bird species will start looking for a nest site – Gre

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Uncategorised The season of parties and duets by Andrew Cooper

Where did Autumn go? One minute it was a wonderfully warm, dry summer lingering into October. The next monsoon rain and gales. After the warmest Halloween I can remember, November ushered in our firs

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Uncategorised My winter bird feeding regime

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Uncategorised An unusually quick change from summer to autumn

Not sure about you, but October seems to have sneaked up on us rather unexpectedly this year. This morning it was wet, windy and decidedly chilly. And if you’re also suffering a bit from losing a s

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Uncategorised Getting set for autumn feeding

As we reach mid-October, the reality dawns that the last of the warm weather is behind us and we are now fully into the autumn season. But overall, the summer has been a good one and few of us can co

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Creating diversity in gardens and larger patches of land
Latest News Creating diversity in gardens and larger patches of land

We’ve written much on the subject of wildlife gardening over the years, with a number of us at Vine House Farm and guest bloggers contributing. But here our very own Nicolas Watts gives his persona

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Issue 145 June 2020
News from the Farm Issue 145 June 2020

Your regular update from Nicholas The Weather The sunny weather continues, three consecutive months of sunshine and less than 2ins of rain in those three months. With so much sunshine, May has

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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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How To Attract Wild Birds To Your Garden
How To Attract Wild Birds To Your Garden

Attracting wild birds to your garden is both hugely enjoyable and very rewarding, plus it also helps wildlife conservation and specifically helps reverse the trend of declining populations of many o

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Creating diversity in gardens and larger patches of land
Latest News Creating diversity in gardens and larger patches of land

We’ve written much on the subject of wildlife gardening over the years, with a number of us at Vine House Farm and guest bloggers contributing. But here our very own Nicolas Watts gives his persona

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Issue 144 May
Uncategorised Issue 144 May

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Issue 143 April
Uncategorised Issue 143 April

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Big voice and bold, a very different bird
Latest News Big voice and bold, a very different bird

Our guest blogger Andrew Cooper discusses the British robin and its methods of surviving winter

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