‘Delay in trimming’ asks RSPB

Cutting back branches at this time of year could be "wiping out a vital food source for birds" according to RSPB. The RSPB is appealing to gardeners and local authorities to wait a while longer before trimming hedges, trees and bushes. The wildlife charity says that the ‘short back and sides’ … [Read more...]



Use coppiced beanpoles to help birds

National Beanpole Week highlights the plight of coppiced British woodland and gardeners are being urged to purchase coppiced beanpoles, sourced from local forests, to help protect birds such as the nightingale. Bringing coppiced woodlands back to our countryside will help threatened birds including … [Read more...]



Dispose of chemicals safely says RSPB

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) and the Crop Protection Association have joined forces to advise gardeners on the safe use and disposal of chemicals this spring. Sheds and cupboards are full of tins and pots of chemicals which, if not disposed of or used correctly can … [Read more...]



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