Posted: 23/05/2012 at 10:23
We're in a small village surrounded by farmland and woodland, so you name it, we've got it! Me thinks the rascels that delight in the major reclamation projects in our garden are the blackbirds and thrushes.
I just read a post on an Aussie forum that suggested laying chicken wire down first, The area the birds seem to like the most is under a long border of shrubs, so they're definately going for the bugs because it's cool and stays a bit damp for the bugs. The wire sounds like it might be a good option for that area. However, I think I'd rather watch the birds' antics than discourage them from doing their thing. After all, that's part of the joy of the garden in the first place, isn't it!