Those lovely folk Garden Wildlife Direct are dedicated to making caring for wildlife an affordable interest for everyone.
They've got a big selection of foods, feeders and habitats at great prices, so they are particularly great if you are just starting out on feeding our feathered friends.
They've got straight, seed mixed and suet foods; as well as a range of accessories and wildlife related products that will be sure to bring any garden to life.
Starting out...keep it simple
Now before I go any further, I will say that when we started out on feeding our feathered friends, we didn't make all this complicated at all. (I don't do complicated.)
We just gave our birds wild bird seed to start with, and now we've added fat balls (which they love) and peanuts. Oh, and they've got a couple of bird baths dotted about the garden. Nothing grand, nothing fancy, but they absolutely love it!
From feathered friends to hedgehogs...
Our German Shepherd (who sadly is no longer with us) brought us a hedgehog one night. His find inspired us, and so within 48 hours, we'd installed a hedgehog house (we call it the Hedgehog Hilton), a water bowl (the Hedgehog Bar, please note you just need to give them water, not milk) and now we've put in a very small pond with slopes so that the wildlife can get out easily. We call it the Hedgehog Leisure Centre.
So fly off here and take a look at Garden Wildlife Direct. They often have weekend offers, but they have lots of offers around the week.
The Joy of Helping our Garden Birds
We get lots of pleasure from watching our feathered friends in the garden - it's like having your own nature show but you can get away from the ipad, TV, laptop, computer, phone etc etc etc - and just enjoy watching them out of the window. Our garden isn't big, you don't need acres and acres to look after our feathered friends. Only this morning, I woke up and lay in bed listening to the tweet, tweet, tweet out of the window. It was lovely - the birds sounded so cheerful!
Our knowledge of which bird is which has improved a lot, and I've started to draw birds from a bird book I bought as a little hobby. Some of the birds are even starting to look like birds, somewhat to my amazement.
Tweet tweet for now! Keep well and safe xx