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CARING FOR OUR FEATHERED FRIENDS

Fruit and veg gardeners are often nature lovers too and we live alongside our feathered friends well. There are one or two exceptions that cause the veggie gardener some pain but generally we can protect our crops against these marauders. On the whole, the positives of having birds on the plot far outweigh the negatives. Many of the bird visitors to the veg plot will help keep pest numbers down so, on balance, encouraging birds is a great thing to do and will benefit us and them.

BIRDS YOU MAY SEE

While most birds we see in our gardens and allotments are to be welcomed, we have to be or our guard for a few of them.

ROBIN

The robin is the gardeners

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