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Give a little thought to the insects in our gardens

Give a little thought to the insects in the gardens

Many gardeners consider taking care of the wild garden birds in their garden but the insects that also inhabit the garden are given less thought, although they bring many benefits to our environment.  Did you know that 8 out of 10 wildflowers could disappear without insect pollination or that over its lifetime, a ladybird may consume as many as 5,000 aphids?

Benefits of Insect Hotels

Encouraging biodiversity is good for the ecological balance in t...

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RSPB Birdwatch is this weekend - are you taking part?

Are you joining in the RSPB birdwatch this weekend? Can we count our chickens and ducks? 

Here's the link if you would like to join in:-

https://www.rspb.org.uk/get-involved/activities/birdwatch/

New Chicken or duck house and run

Following a number of requests for a pressure treated hen house with run, we have just introduced a new chicken or duck house with run to our range and we think you will love it!

This poultry keeping unit is ideal for the back garden poultry keeper or smallholder. It is ideal for housing chickens or ducks and is robustly constructed from pressure treated timber and with an Onduline roof covering the chicken house and the attached run. Measuring approximately 14 foot long and 4 foot deep plus nest...

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Keeping Chickens

Chicken sitting on her eggs

Keeping Chickens

Keeping chickens will add life to your garden and provide you with hours of pleasure, whether it be from collecting their eggs or simply watching them scratching around.  You might even find yourself talking to them!  They will certainly talk to you and once they get to know you, they will come running to you on sight.

They are easy and cheap to feed and their eggs will provide you with the ingredients for a variety of meals - what more could you ask for?

Chickens do not need a hug...

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It’s nesting time for the ducks!

ducklings

It’s nesting time for the ducks!

Most ducks will start to pair up between October and November, and will start nesting in March and we find that the majority of people welcome nesting ducks into their garden and really enjoy watching them. 

Ducks will prefer to nest near water although you may find them nesting in a dark corner of your flower bed.  The female generally makes her nest in a well-hidden place or in a natural hole in a tree or in a duck nesting box.  She will build a nest from leaves ...

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