No grow, no waste, no compromise – the perfect summer seed mix!

June 27, 2018

At this time of year, everything in the garden seems to go into fast-forward – fledglings are bulking up and testing the limits of their new flying skills, there are bugs, bees and minibeasts of all shapes and sizes and plants are shooting up inches every day (or so it seems!). The reality is that this is what summer is all about – warmth, sunshine …

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National Insect Week – 5 Benefits of Bugs

June 22, 2018

Did you know…. It’s National Insect Week! The creepiest, crawliest time of year (well, maybe aside from Halloween!) Here at Garden Wildlife Direct, we love ALL wildlife, so naturally we don’t want to leave anyone out. The little guys matter too: the bees, bugs, beetles, butterflies, ladybirds, centipedes, spiders and worms are all important for a beautiful and healthy garden. So, let’s celebrate insect week …

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Fledglings: A Quick Survival Guide For Garden Birds

June 5, 2018

What could be cuter than a Blue tit? That’s easy: a baby Blue tit!  We’ve already seen adorable photos of fun-size fledgling birds popping up on social media (did you know we’re on Twitter & Facebook?) so we thought we’d give you a quick guide on this delightful time of year: The time when we see fluffy little birds poke their tiny beaks out of …

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Where to position a nest box

January 24, 2018

There are many considerations when deciding where to position a nest box. These include; practicalities, the types of birds you’d like to attract and avoiding predators. 5 tops tips to consider when positioning a nest box Avoiding direct sunlight and wind – we want to welcome birds into our gardens and into nest boxes, so avoiding direct sunlight and wind will make the nest box …

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