How & Why Use Nyjer Seed to Feed Birds

How & Why Use Nyjer Seed to Feed Birds
Nyjer seed is a tiny black seed that gardeners and bird watch enthusiasts use to attract the gold finch into their garden. Nyjer seed is eaten by the gold finch while other common garden birds such as blackbirds, sparrows and blue tits won’t go near it. Another great thing is that squirrels won’t eat it ...

Bird Food for a Bird Feeding Station

Bird Food for a Bird Feeding Station
If you are going to feed your birds this year then why not go for something that will attract the maximum number of bird species to your garden. With the bird feeding station you can leave out a wider variety of bird food types to attract a wider range of birds Bird feeding has been ...

Ash Tree Dieback

Ash Tree Dieback
With the first case of Ash Tree Dieback found on our native Irish Ash trees this week we should all become aware of the harm this disease can cause and how to recognize its symptoms. Ash trees are the most common tree to be found in Ireland and after whitethorn, it is the most common ...

Going Wild with Wild Bird Care Products

Going Wild with Wild Bird Care Products
What really makes the garden stand out from the home is that a garden is teaming with life. Each individual garden is an ecosystem of its own and has an array of plant and animal species all co existing. This delicate relationship is heavily influenced by our own actions and making some small changes to ...

Dog Poop Waste Bins; nowhere to be seen

Dog Poop Waste Bins; nowhere to be seen
As a keen walker and frequenter of the various public trails and walks in and around my local town I am too often greeted by the sight of dog waste sitting proudly on the path, grass verge or gravelled areas.  This is an issue that won’t go away over night, but it will never go ...

Mesh Wire can make Your Garden Dog Friendly

Mesh Wire can make Your Garden Dog Friendly
For those of us who have a dog it can seem like a tough decision has to be made regarding who stays and who goes; the dog or the garden. Of course this is not a decision anyone should make and not a decision anyone needs to make as there are many ways in which ...

Plants that Dogs Won’t Eat

Plants that Dogs Won’t Eat
Unfortunately this isn’t a  long list of plants, but these plants can be used in a garden alongside your pet and won’t be damaged. These plants can also be used as a barrier to protect more delicate plants beyond. Dogs avoid these plants because of their coarse or prickly nature which doesn’t suit their mouths ...

Bird Feeders will be Busy this Nesting Season

Bird Feeders will be Busy this Nesting Season
The first of March rings in the beginning of the breeding season for our wild birds and a time when birds of all kinds meet and gather around feeding stations, bird feeders and bird baths in the hope of finding a mate. With the inclement weather, it has become all the more important to stock ...

Feed Bird Peanuts to your Wild Birds over the Winter Months

Feed Bird Peanuts to your Wild Birds over the Winter Months
Now is more important than ever to go out and top up your Bird feeders. With the cold temperatures and it being in the middle of winter, the food available to birds will be scarce. Birds are active creatures and therefore needs lots of energy and nutrition to survive. On Average a bird can make ...

HowtoGarden.ie – Welcome

HowtoGarden.ie - Welcome
HowtoGarden.ie is an online resource for gardeners in Ireland.   Over the coming months and years we will be covering such topics as growing flowers, trees, fruit and your own vegetables.   We will also be providing free information on how to maintain your plants, trees, shrubs and lawns along with invaluable tips on tool maintenance and ...
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