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ways to look after garden birds in winter

21 Things You Can Do to Look After Garden Birds in Winter [Infographic]

As we reduce our hours in the garden with the drop in temperatures, we can happily retreat to heated homes, thick blankets and cosy pairs of socks and slippers. The birds who visit your garden sadly don’t have such a luxury, and are forced to brave the harsh elements throughout the winter, with spring a long time away. With freezing temperatures, rain, sleet, snow and more to contend with, the winter months can be incredibly difficult and dangerous for the [...]

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Which Plants Can Be Grown Indoors During Winter?

We all know how disheartening it can be during the winter months to restrict the horticultural pursuits to just a few hours a week, when the weather permits and you can force yourself out into the cold climes. Our green fingers become itchy fingers as we long for the feel of a trowel or hoe in hand, and we gaze outside at the snow covering our favourite gardening playground. (more…)

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A Family Guide to Getting the Garden Ready for Winter

Whilst the temptation to hang up your gardening gloves as soon as the clocks roll back can be strong, it can be something of a fool’s errand. Ignoring the garden, left forgotten under a blanket of fallen leaves or snow, can leave you with an uphill battle when spring takes hold next year. Before you can get to work on planting all those springtime favourites, you’ll have five months of clearing and cleaning to get through before you can [...]