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Latest News 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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Latest News 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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Latest News 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Autumn in the wildlife garden
Latest News Autumn in the wildlife garden

If you haven’t done so for a while, then getting feeders clean is super-important to the health and survival of the birds which visit your garden.

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Happy days and holidays
Latest News Happy days and holidays

Andrew Cooper, our guest blogger has been watching the butterflies in Devon

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Where do our familiar summer migratory birds go to for the winter?
Latest News Where do our familiar summer migratory birds go to for the winter?

As most people reading this will know, the songbird migrants which come to the UK to breed in the spring and summer aren’t species we can attract to our gardens with food, with the simple reason bei

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Our bag size guide
Latest News Our bag size guide

Buying in bulk makes more sense

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