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Attract Birds to your garden this winter

Posted on October 6, 2016 at 3:00 AM Comments comments (18)

Attract birds to your garden this winter

1. Buy a bird tables

2. Keep it topped up with feed

3. Hang some feeders

4. Keep them clean

5. fix those fence holes keep out the cats

How to make a free bird feeder!

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (1)

Ok so maybe it's not totally free because you have to drink some lucozade first from one of the handy smaller bottles.

Why lucozade? That's because the bottle is not printed so the design comes off as a 'plastic sleeve' leaving a lovely clean bottle behind with no paper or glue still stuck to it. It's also slightly more elegant than some bottles and looks a bit better than a huge 'coke' or 'fanta' bottle which would probably look more like the wind had blown rubbish into your trees.

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Bird Feeders or Bird Table?

Posted on February 25, 2014 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

It would seem according to google that more people search for Bird Feeders than Bird Tables.

However analysis of my own garden bird feeding equipment reveals that bird seed is consumed in greater quantities from my bird tables than from the hanging bird feeders. Birds are extremely wary and seem to prefer either the hanging bird table or the freestanding bird table allowing all round vision and a quick escape and also easier to reach feed but there is anothe...

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What is the bird tables contribution to wildlife.

Posted on February 8, 2014 at 7:50 AM Comments comments (1)

Time for a little reflection about what exactly the impact of my little business has been to wildlife.

I started producing bird tables just over a year ago when faced with unemployment. fearing a hostile labour market I decided to make a website and utilise my garage to produce bird tables. I did this after speaking with a garden centre owner who's answer to 'what keeps you going through the winter?' was 'bird seed' . sevon tons a month to be exact. So there I saw an opening to create a...

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The new season has started - First match report

Posted on February 2, 2014 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (0)

So last weekend was the official RSPB Garden Birdwatch where we could report sightings of birds in our gardens to establish trends in the wildlife population . . except like Wimbledon before the cover over the centrecourt or Cricket on a cloudy day the event was at least in my garden largely 'rained off'. Which is a shame because fast forward a week to today and my garden is full of birds battling to reach the seed on my bird table...

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Most ethical business model ever?

Posted on December 16, 2013 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (1)

I started to think about the business I was in and realised that it was probably the MOST ETHICAL Business model that could ever be designed.

Why? Lets look at it in its simplest form. You design products , offer them for sale at a stated price. People buy them and are happy with the service ,product and price.

So far so good and already leagues ahead of the finance industry and the NHS in term...

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The dreaded 'Christmas Present' and why we have the answer..

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 5:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Ok here is something to think about before you take part in that DANGEROUS GAME of buying someone a Christmas Present.

What are your usual choices? Would it be something like this? :|??

  • Card with money?
  • Voucher? 
  • Chocolates?
  • Wine?
  • Clothes?

      If it is then think again . . quickly . .

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Bird tables and prints of Bullfinches...

Posted on October 2, 2013 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Drew this little chap the other day and everyone loves him - not just bird tables but bird art and yorkshire prints now available on this little site http://folksy.com/items/4541431-Bullfinch-Print

pop over and have a look

Bullfinch Print

Artist signed Blue Tit Oil Pastel print of a Blue TIT

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Thought I would do a little drawing of a Blue Tit, used to be an artist years ago but gave it up for paid work. It seems I didn't quite lose all my skills. maybe I should do signed A4 prints of bird drawings . .  what do you think?

Luxury Garden tool and Trug set from Harrogate Birdtables

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Always like to blog any new significant product launches. The trugs have been on the site a couple of weeks now but because we are approaching Christmas the need for a gift package launch seems perfect and what better than one of our handmade , handpainted trugs with the best gardening tools available making a premium gift offering that will last not just for xmas day but will be used for many years to come. The tools selected are stainless steel so no rusting or bending of the...

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