Welcome A, your garden space sounds like a haven!! Are you able to post some pics to aid our thought processes?
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Hello Adele, and welcome from me up in the very far north of Scotland, in Caithness. It is important that you have some trees or bushes around where you feed, so that that birds have some cover. They will fly back and fore to the feeders. Try hanging different feeders and feed a variety of food, seeds, nuts, sunflower hearts, Niger seed as well as fat balls and cakes. They also love home made pastry. Buy the shops own brand flour and fat and mix 250g flour and 125g fat with a splash of water. Add to that seed, suet, chopped fruit, grated cheese anything that you fancy. Put it in the fridge for a few hours and you can either fill feeders with it or pull of pieces and squeeze it around branches. Happy birding, I am sure they will come.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
In reply to Catlady:
Hello Adele and welcome from me too (in Cheshire) - perhaps you could divide the garden and leave half of it (including the pond which obviously has active creatures in there) in the wilder state that the birds frequent and clear the other half for your own use with some flower border/shrub area and lawn and for a feeding station so you can sit and watch the birds when they take the food. There are a lot of gardening experts on here so I'm sure you will be guided in the right direction. As Wendy says, a few photos would help greatly to give us an idea of the layout and current planting, etc.,
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
In reply to HAZY:
Hi Adele, welcome from me as well from Tameside. Your garden sounds like heaven! And ahold project too! Sounds like you already have an abundance of wildlife and the pond will help as well. Photos would be great to post up! Good luck :)
In reply to Jason:
some pics of my garden.
If you click on the image it'll display normal way lol
Will try and get some photos uploaded over the weekend - my technical assistant is currently playing football and if I attempt it you will be waiting forever. I would hardly describe my garden as a haven - an overgrown mess more like, but thank you.
In reply to adele1956:
Maybe a haven for wildlife :)
They still come out sideways on my laptop, so just in case...
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