Hor­ti­cul­tural aide mem­oire No. 6: Look after the birds

Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden - SCD

By now, the win­ter store of fruits and seeds upon which our birds rely is run­ning low. Beef up their sup­plies by putting out plenty of emer­gency ra­tions. Seeds of all sorts are eas­ily piled up on sur­faces out of reach of ma­raud­ing cats. Those that get knocked to the ground will be hoovered up by the dun­nocks of this world. Blue tits and their re­la­tions will cheer­fully hang up­side down to pick seeds in drip­ping out of an up­turned half-co­conut. A spar­rowhawk will clean up from time to time, but that’s life. En­joy the pass­ing show.

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