How to attract birds #2: Feed them (bird hamper to be won)

Winter may be over but that doesn’t mean that birds don’t need feeding. According to Bill Oddie, birds need energy for the breeding season, particularly given the increasing urbanisation of wild birds. He’s created a range of bird food recipes alon g with a website and Youtube channel to help answer common bird feeding questions. He […]

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Eat, Gift, Grow

Gardening competitions: Win a gardening holiday, luxury food and more

  Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg magazine has got some fantastic competitions at the moment, with prizes including an irrigation system, a ladder allotment (pictured) and an English Heritage gardening holidayfor 2-8 people (complete with hamper of local produce). Robert Dyas is offering £200 garden furniture comprising table, chairs, parasol and cushions. You could also win a luxury meat hamper courtesy […]

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Gift, Grow

Creative urban gardening and competitions

One of the joys of urban gardening is that it encourages creativity. PrettyJumbledThoughts has found some fab ideas for container gardening – I love the hydroponic wine-glass basil and the velocity planters that allow you to grow plants upside-down (available from in the UK) and the San Pellegrino cans repurposed as plant pots are a […]

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