Issue 135 August
News from the Farm Issue 135 August

Due to the wet summer, our crops are very lush and are in no hurry to ripen

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At night in the garden
Latest News At night in the garden

Our guest blogger Phil Pickin has been looking out for nocturnal activities in his garden

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Our position on plastic packaging
Latest News Our position on plastic packaging

We’ve long encouraged comments and discussions with our customers and indeed our openness and willingness to listen continues to shape our business and how we operate. Perhaps unsurprisingly given

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Ups and Downs of Wildlife
Latest News Ups and Downs of Wildlife

Opening the kitchen curtains this morning, I was greeted with a view lit by a warming early sun. A scene more like Watership Down than a Devon valley. Rabbits everywhere, scampering and leaping aroun

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July and August in the wildlife garden
Latest News July and August in the wildlife garden

July and August are perhaps the months where you enjoy the fruits of your labour in your wildlife garden rather than, well, carrying on with lots more labour. Therefore, with less to physically do un

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Issue 134 July
News from the Farm Issue 134 July

June was far too wet for us with potatoes being the main concern.

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The privilege of sparrowhawks visiting our gardens
Latest News The privilege of sparrowhawks visiting our gardens

This might be one of the more controversial topics we’ve covered in our bird of the month series, as whilst many of you reading this will rejoice in the spectacle of a sparrowhawk arriving at high s

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Issue 133 June
News from the Farm Issue 133 June

Our sunflowers were sown this month, ready for their August display - weather permitting

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The humble house sparrow - and why it needs your help
Latest News The humble house sparrow - and why it needs your help

If you asked most folk what they thought was the commonest bird in the UK, most would probably say the house sparrow. However, whilst that would have been true a number of decades ago, it certainly is

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Belarus, a dream that was more than a dream
Latest News Belarus, a dream that was more than a dream

During the first week in May I went to Belarus with a friend to see birds that we don’t, or seldom, see in the UK and also see a bit of life in Russia. Having said that, you don’t go to Russia fo

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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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