Ryder Cup Quiz – Win Wild Bird Seed Mix!

September 24, 2018

  To enter the quiz, answer all questions; only one entry per person. The quiz closes at midnight on Thursday 27th September. If more than one person equals first place, we will have a random prize draw. Entrants must reside within UK mainland. Good luck! Please see our competition Terms & Conditions for more information.  

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Out with Summer Visitors and looking out for Winter Arrivals

September 11, 2018
Migrating Barnacle Geese in Flight

Officially autumn, September is a month of change for birds in our gardens. With their annual moult completed most are looking brand new and fresh in the feathers that will carry them through the winter ahead. Most of our summer-visiting birds are on the move this month as they begin to think about heading south. Migration isn’t just something that happens on Springwatch, it’s a …

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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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Guess the National Birds Quiz

June 13, 2018

  To enter the quiz, answer all questions; only one entry per person. The quiz closes at midnight on Friday 22nd June. If more than one person equals first place, we will have a random prize draw using the fabulous Random Tea Maker. Entrants must reside within UK mainland. Good luck! Please see our competition Terms & Conditions for more information.  

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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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Springwatch Quiz

June 1, 2018

  To enter the quiz, answer all questions; only one entry per person. The quiz closes at midnight on Friday 8th June. If more than one person equals first place, we will have a random prize draw using the fabulous Random Tea Maker. Entrants must reside within UK mainland. Good luck! Please see our competition Terms & Conditions for more information.  

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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. 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 more comfortable for birds and their chicks. Keep clear of …

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