Having a few feeding stations in your gardens will help wild birds more than you'd think...

There are many advantages to having a bird feeder, with the main one being how it helps adult birds spend less time foraging and expending energy to feed their nestlings. If birds have a set feeding area in your back garden, they can feed their young easier which also saves them energy that can be utilised protecting their brood.

Why is it so important to feed the birds?

Frogs, toads and newts are great garden friends and at night enjoy an al a carte menu of pests! A pond in the garden will encourage lots of wildlife. Bees are another unsung hero of the garden and a pond will encourage them, plus dragonflies and damselflies too. We also have many flowers for encouraging bees and insects, essential for the eco-system of your garden.

We have a good selection of nest boxes to encourage birds to make your garden their home.  Mount multiple bird boxes at least 1.5 metres high in quiet locations away from hot sun and wind and with an easy flight path in. If you have a large garden think about making provision for owls and woodpeckers too.

Encourage bugs into your garden by providing Insect Hotels. They will soon pay you back by controlling pests on your plants and with pollination.  Try providing insect nesting sites - these can be purpose built from hollow canes and tubes, even piles of bricks, leaf piles and bark mulches can be ideal for insects. We sell special insect boxes to provide the perfect habitat for creepy crawlies.