Posted: 29/06/2012 at 11:41
This was my first time on the forum and I have really gained so much information. Thank you all for your help. Apart from the small feeders I have a "feeding station" as they call it - which I used to move around on account of seed spillage. I now don't bother as I was running out of spots to move it to and was getting bald patches in the lawn. I have built a kind of rockery with large stones at the base of the feeding station and don't worry about the grass. I also use a large mesh tray for the ground feeders. I have a good selection of visitors to my little gardern including quite recently a female blackcap (according to my bird guide). Once again thank you all.
I just thought you might be interested in this...
Keen Gardeners looking to feed the birds this summer can now benefit from a husk-free and non-germinating bird seed formula which means less mess and no unwanted plants sprouting beneath feeders and tables.
No Gro, which has been specially formulated by Nature’s Feast, provides a high-energy feed that will attract a wide variety of wild birds, so gardeners no longer have to choose between a neat lawn or patio and a range of feathered friends.
Suitable for bird tables, ground feeders and some free-flowing seed feeders, No Gro is ideal for patios and flowerbed areas, as well as above lawns where normal bird seed might germinate and create unsightly growth.