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Attracting more wildlife to your garden

A beautiful garden truly comes to life when there is an abundance of wildlife within it.

Thankfully attracting more wildlife is a relatively simple process with a few well-chosen products.  Food and shelter are the key requirements for the majority of birds and animals visiting UK gardens and a combination of sensible planting, providing supplementary food and supplying fresh water is the best way to encourage them. CJ Wildlife (Europe’s leading garden wildlife specialists) are the one-stop-shop for all your wildlife needs. They stock everything from specialist foods and housing to wildlife friendly plants, as well as offering free expert advice.

Initially identifying which animals you already have in your garden and which you would like to attract is the best way to start. Obviously different species have different requirements and knowing (and meeting) these requirements is the key to caring for and attracting more wildlife.

For example wild birds have different nesting preferences depending on the species, some will use nest boxes and some won’t, and for those that do, the shape and size of the entrance hole determines who nests where.  Other wildlife will also benefit from purpose built housing. When they come to hibernate, hedgehogs feel safest in a large box with a long entrance tunnel, in a quiet corner of the garden. Frogs and Toads like to remain cool and also need protection from predators, so a low level ‘bunker’ with small entrance holes is ideal. And bees, butterflies and insects will shelter in a variety of ‘nooks and crannies’ which can be replicated by putting up an insect house.

 

HEDGEHOG

Hedgehog

 

Providing high quality food and a supply of fresh water are also vitally important. Cheap foods can be a false economy as very often the ‘filler’ ingredients will be discarded by the birds or animals due to the lack of nutritional benefit. CJ Wildlife has over 25 years’ experience developing and manufacturing food for birds and other garden wildlife. Each food is produced using only the highest quality ingredients, and each recipe has been specially formulated, tried and tested to guarantee that it is nutritionally beneficial and appealing to your garden wildlife.

For more information on how to attract more wildlife to your garden, visit www.birdfood.co.uk/silver  or request a free catalogue by calling Freephone 0800 731 2820. Orders are delivered next day to most of the UK and are free over £50 (only £2.75 P&P for orders under £50).

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