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Feed the birds


Birds need feeding! 

During the Winter, birds will be extremely grateful for some extra attention from you as they boost their reserves to survive the frosty nights. 
Make a difference to the bird’s comfort and invite them into your garden! Helping garden birds can be as rewarding for you as it is for them. 

You could: 

•    Place seed in wire cages rather than plastic nets to avoid birds such as woodpeckers getting their tongues caught
•    Put out finely chopped bacon rind and grated cheese for smaller birds
•    Scatter over-ripe apples and raisins for thrushes and blackbirds
•    Put out a variety of feeds to encourage a range of birds, peanut cakes for starlings, insect cakes for tits, and berry cakes for finches
•    Ensure bird baths/drinkers aren’t frozen over.

You could also support other garden wildlife: 

•    Create a hole in any iced-over ponds by placing a pan with hot water over it until it melts (cracking the ice can send harmful shockwaves through the water)
•    Take care when turning compost heaps as they can be a source of warmth for frogs, toads, and other animals
•    Place an insect hotel in a sheltered position to welcome ladybirds
•    Check bonfires before they’re lit for sheltering animals such as hedgehogs, toads, and frogs
•    Leave a shallow dish filled with water at ground level to benefit other wildlife as well as birds

GreenThumb Gardens

GreenThumb Gardens helps you start your journey to a wildlife friendly garden! 
It’s an exclusive GreenThumb customer membership site, offering you fantastic discounts, as well as some of the best quality bird seeds, feeders, and a few other products to attract beneficial insects and animals to your garden. 
Shop around here: https://www.greenthumbgardens.co.uk/

If you’ve not received your GreenThumb Gardens discount code, please speak to your local branch: www.greenthumb.co.uk/branch
All customers receive 10% discount on our garden range. Additionally, Standard customers receive four £5 gift vouchers and Ultimate customers receive four £8 gift vouchers.

Whether you’d like a new bird feeder with bespoke GreenThumb bird seed or a cosy hedgehog house to help out your local wildlife, GreenThumb Gardens have plenty of brilliant products to enhance your garden and create an environment for nature to thrive! 


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