Share your patch with wildlife and you’ll both reap the benefits

We are all aware of the increasing need to incorporate areas for wildlife in our gardens and green spaces for the greater good and this needn’t be a choice between having a wild, nettle laden area or maintained lawns and borders. You can provide for wildlife in all ways including vegetable patches as the benefit gardeners can gain from sharing…
Poultry palaces: exactly what makes ideal housing for hens and ducks?

Poultry palaces: exactly what makes ideal housing for hens and ducks?

Exactly what makes ideal housing for hens and ducks? Choosing the wrong poultry house can prove to be a costly mistake, not to mention perilous for your flocks’ health, whereas getting it right can provide your birds with a lifelong home. Jim Vyse, of Jim Vyse Arks, producer of high quality poultry housing for nearly two decades, offers this advice;…
Our swift guide to migrating birds!

Our swift guide to migrating birds!

Birds are flying to our shores to enjoy what we all hope will be a glorious summer. The RSPB has handy tips to help identify our visitors. Migrant birds who have spent the winter in Africa are arriving on our shores. Much-loved favourites like swifts, swallows and house martins will be seen and heard around houses, gardens and the countryside…
The birds, the bees... and the trees!

The birds, the bees… and the trees!

Latest news from the gardening and growing spectrum, exclusively for Subs Club members, sees Garden Organic leaving Ryton, and much more… Give birds a home for Christmas Posh lodge: a starling pops from a nest box. Picture: RSPB Nesting season may seem a long way off, but this is actually the perfect time to think about your nestbox provision, says…