Never had a redwing visit my garden before. Dont think the robin was too happy!
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
Unicum arbustum haud alit duos erithacos
(One bush does not shelter two Robins)
Zenodotus (3rd Century B.C.)
In reply to Linda257:
Linda257 said:Is there any advice you can give me on what to plant in the garden to attract the birds .
Depending on soil type, position sun or shade wise there are a number of plant you could add to your garden to attract wildlife. Sounds like you have a good sized garden so here's a few ideas: It's good to attract bees and hoverflies as well as birds and there are lots of pollinator plants you could add.
Rowan Trees (have lovely berries for those Redwings also berry bearing Holly bushes, Cotoneaster, Ribes (flowering currant) Buddleia, Teasel
Perennials such as Purple Loosestrife which would be suitable near your pond area, marsh marigold,
Other plants/flowers are Scabious, Astrantia, Verbena, Red Valerian, Erysimum, Poppies, Corn Marigold, Foxglove, Echinacea
That gives you something to be going on with !!! Maybe other forum members can add their favourite wildlife attracting plants. It's great that you have a pond as it has to be one of the very best additions you can have in a garden, doesn't matter whether its large or just a barrel with water in it !
In reply to HAZY:
Lot to learn
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