Frost: the silent killer 

Climate change is causing extremes of weather, and none is more deadly to your garden than the silent killer of frost. Gardeners are being urged to prepare for frost throughout winter and early spring by horticultural charity Garden Organic.  In January 2021 a record 18.5 air frost days were recorded in the UK.   When temperatures are low, frost will form.…

Our favourite festive feathered friend

There’s so much to love about a robin. They’re easy to spot with their handsome red breasts, they’re people-friendly and they provide us with beautiful birdsong pretty much all year round. No wonder they’re the UK’s favourite bird, says the RSPB.And Christmas is the time we really get to celebrate them. Stories about their association with the season go back…

How to put on a festive feast for birds!  

The cold snap of winter means steaming roast dinners and hot cocoa are back on the menu – and you can share the festive celebrations with the birds outside your window! Many of the foods we eat are also big hits with the birds, especially during the colder months when there are fewer natural food sources available and they need extra calories to stay warm.  Try sprinkling some of these treats on your bird table and see what turns up. Maybe your local robin, or a swirl of…