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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Issue 142 March
Uncategorised Issue 142 March

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Could the new decade start well for some of our garden birds?
Latest News Could the new decade start well for some of our garden birds?

Our gurst blogger, Phil Pickin, looks at last year's breeding season

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Issue 141 February
News from the Farm Issue 141 February

Fieldfare are now starting to appear on the farm

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How to Feed
How to Feed

It's not just the selection of bird food that is important in determining which species of bird you attract to your garden, but also the type of bird feeder and where feeders are sited. The followin

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Put nature first for the new year and the new decade
Latest News Put nature first for the new year and the new decade

Our guest blogger Phil Picken looks at ways to look after wildlife in the new decade

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Issue 140 January
News from the Farm Issue 140 January

Most of the rivers and drains are full and three River Witham tributaries have broken their banks

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Why Black Friday?
Latest News Why Black Friday?

Our position of not jumping on the band wagon with Black Friday deals, as we don’t agree with the concept of fuelling consumerism to the detriment of our planet, also has a more prosaic basis: we d

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Issue 139 December
News from the Farm Issue 139 December

The weather is a key topic on the farm at them moment, as its effects are far reaching

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New report again highlights the decline in insects and what we can all do to help
Latest News New report again highlights the decline in insects and what we can all do to help

This week sees the launch of a campaign by The Wildlife Trusts called ‘Action for Insects’, with the initiative based on a report into insect decline by Professor Dave Goulson (University of Suss

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Issue 138 November
News from the Farm Issue 138 November

Stonechats must have had quite a good year as I have been seeing pairs and singles quite often on the farm during October.

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The joys and horrors of Parakeets on bird feeders, and what we've learnt from our customers
Latest News The joys and horrors of Parakeets on bird feeders, and what we've learnt from our customers

Going back just a decade or so, if you didn’t live in the south-east of England then you probably wouldn't have had Ring-necked parakeets visit your garden. But now these colourful foreign invaders

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State of Nature 2019
Latest News State of Nature 2019

The 2019 State of Nature report, written by a group of professionals from over 70 wildlife organisations, has been published and it will come as no surprise to anyone that the findings are stark. Sin

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