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. But why else would the birds want to be in my garden unless I shared my produce with them?I understand the meaning of the word sharing, but I don't think it features in bird vocabulary. It certainly didn't for the collared dove that sat motionless in my
was the most common bird, with starlings in second place, followed by blue tit, blackbird and chaffinch. The 2008 results will be published on the Big Garden Birdwatch website in March.
). For now, the important thing to remember is that frogs, toads, hedgehogs and birds can all help the gardener in the battle against slugs and snails, but if you don't have pests to feed these welcome predators they're not going to take up residence
The early bird... gets very cold trying to photograph flowers in the frost. The weather this past week has been chilly in my neck of the woods, but frost brings its own beauty to our gardens. Frost is an ephemeral beauty that melts with the rising
Parts of my garden have resembled something of a battleground this year. Why is it that all my favourite plants and crops have their very own pest to contend with? Grow lilies and you'll be hard pressed not to find lily beetle munching them. My