|Posted on August 11, 2013 at 6:55 PM||comments (0)|
Decided to complement my birdtables with another product and chose to make some garden trugs. I am absolutely ecstatic about how they have turned out. I am sure you will agree they look wonderful. I will be putting some gift sets together with these for the Christmas Market (Although they make a pretty good standalone present I am sure you will agree. See our store
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|Posted on July 2, 2013 at 4:45 AM||comments (1)|
Came across a link posted to me and realised this information had to be shared.
My dad had a stroke and he still suffers with the effects today.
Cant say how happy I am that he survived. But I used to work in the NHS and there is simply not enough done to promote peoples awareness. There is always some new initiative Diabetes,smoking,blood pressure etc which takes the next priority in the media.
Stroke awareness for obvious reasons is still important to me . . so ple...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM||comments (0)|
I had a very pleasant experience today.
After some consideration (not much as it seemed quite a good idea) It was decided to hold a competition with the winner being given a free Birdtable of their choice from the Dacre/Summerbridge or Darley range. After the requisite period of time the entries were checked and the correct entries were then put into a random selection using This random number generator.
The winner was a lovel...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 18, 2013 at 5:25 AM||comments (0)|
Mine is the Bullfinch with its lovely dusky red/pink and black cap.. how about yours?
|Posted on April 13, 2013 at 10:05 AM||comments (0)|
Toaday I saw a rather sad woodpigeon hanging around one of my birdtables in the back garden. He could not get onto the table as he was too fat so I could not understand his interest. Then I realised , he was simply waiting for other birds to feed so he could jump down and take the scraps from the floor. Well within 5 minutes I had quickly made my way to the workshop and immediately created a new product. A ground feeding birdtable for that sad looking pigeon.
Hope you like it.. you c...Read Full Post »
|Posted on March 17, 2013 at 3:15 AM||comments (0)|
Ok so the website is called Painted Birdtables and we started out making painted birdtables but although the original business plan was not to produce a budget birdtable so we would not have to compete on price with mass manufacturers and far east importers we did indeed introduce a budget birdtable. This happened because when we did our figures we realised it was possible and also because we felt we could also produce a high quality item even in that price range. The design the 'Dacre' has p...Read Full Post »
|Posted on February 5, 2013 at 2:30 AM||comments (0)|
Feeding wild birds has come on a little since I was a boy. Throwing out your old crusts and perhaps even a few bacon rinds in the winter was the accepted norm when I was young. There certainly wasn't a huge industry producing wild bird seed in fancy coloured packages. The birds certainly weren't spoiled to the extent they are now either.
Please take a seat Mr Blue Tit. Your chef will be along shortly. What can we get for you sir? We do a very nice Sunflower seed o...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 18, 2013 at 9:00 AM||comments (0)|
So after designing products to keep wild birds happy in your garden with a place to sleep and a place to eat I turned my attention and my trusty sawblade to another product. Like everything I make it is not acceptable for it just to do its job , to me it has to look right aswell. It needs to be slightly different and to stand out.
This is what I hope I have achieved with the new Kennel design. I have added a plaque so the dogs name can be added and the external colour can be of custome...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 11, 2013 at 3:05 AM||comments (0)|
For anyone wishing to view our Birdtables direct or buy and collect you can now do so by visiting Brookside Nursery Harrogate . Brookside is the Nursery as you enter Harrogate from Leeds on the left hand side just before Almsford Bank after Pannal.
There you will be able to touch , feel , see and hopefully buy directly from them...