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25 Apr

Seasonal Arrivals

Seasonal birds arrive from afar in Spring

Seasonal birds arrive from afar! Along with spring comes a plethora of seasonal birds: the Cuckoo, the Wheatear, Swallows and Starlings are a few favourites. But, things aren’t what they used to be in our skies! The Cuckoo for example is not as common as it used to be. Climate change has influenced the habits [...]

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Published Date: 25 Apr 2010
Category: Bird Care
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09 Apr

April Garden, Tidy, Protect & Maintain

April gardeners Calendar -

Tidying your garden – Cut back, prune and divide: This month divide the clumps of herbaceous perennials that you want to propagate.  Clumps of bulbs can be divided in the same way.  Just make sure the transplanted cuttings have roots and shoots and have sufficient water to help them settle into their new positions. You [...]

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Published Date: 09 Apr 2010
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09 Apr

April Garden – Sowing & Planting

April garden calender blossoms

Spring should now be in full flow.  Golden Daffodils, blossoms and rising temperatures make April such an exciting month. Yes, there’s the odd ‘April shower’ but frequent longer sunny days make for lovely gardening weather. You may need to start watering vulnerable plants as ground water reserves are low and ‘April showers’ tend to evaporate [...]

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Published Date: 09 Apr 2010
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01 Apr

Top Bird Care Tip for April – Hair of the Dog!

Bird Care

Mike Stentiford MBE, feature writer for Jersey Plants Direct offers his Top Bird Care Tips for April titled ‘Hair of the Dog!’ Now here’s a thing! – Chances are that, as a wildlife-friendly person, there’s a very close member of your own family that enjoys country walks, chases sticks and wags its tail a lot! [...]

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Published Date: 01 Apr 2010
Category: Bird Care
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