Monday, 24 April 2017

Attracting birds into your garden

Do you want to attract more birds to your garden? The following plants can help to provide a valuable food source for a wide range of species..........

Holly – song thrushes, redwing and blackbirds
Ivy – robins, wrens, blackbirds and starlings
Hawthorn – blackbirds, chaffinches, greenfinches and redwings
Honeysuckle – thrushes and bullfinches
Rowan – blackbirds and starlings
Teasel – goldfinches, bunting and sparrows
Sunflower – long tailed tits and nuthatches
Shrub  rose – mistle thrush and blackbirds

Friday, 21 April 2017

Quote for the week

If you don't like something, change it; if you can't change it, change the way you think about it.” – Mary Engelbreit

What to do in the garden in May - free advice and top tips

Not sure what to do in the garden, looking for some inspiration? The good news is that there is a wealth of free advice on the internet. Websites such as Thompson and Morgan, The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and Gardeners World. For free advice and top tips please follow the links below.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Our voluntary project coordinators availability 2017

Due to a change in circumstance Graham, our voluntary project coordinator, will only be available on weekday mornings between 9am and 12 noon. He will also be taking time away from the project between the following dates:

Friday 7th April – Monday 24th April
Friday 26th May – Monday 5th June
Friday 21st July – Monday 4th September
Friday 20th October – Monday 6th November

Thursday, 6 April 2017

What to do in the garden in April

Wondering just what to do in the garden in April, the Sunday Gardener may have the answers.

The Sunday Gardener – an independent website offering free down to earth gardening advice and tips.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Spirera Arguta (bridal wreath) flowering in our planted borders

First sighting of juvenile common lizards this year

New buds on some of our young trees

Say no to the mow and help wildlife

Mowing your lawn less, and letting parts of it grow long, will not only save you time but also help to give nature a home - benefiting to a wide variety of wildlife species including: hedgehogs, lizards and slow worms, butterflies, dragonflies and birds. It does not need to be the whole lawn, perhaps just around the border or a section in the centre, creating an area where wildflowers can flourish.

More information can be found on the RSPB website here