Freezing weather ahead….

It is unbelievably cold here – very heavy frost but no snow to speak of.  I have a feeling that this may change over the next week though, and we are in danger of being snowed in as we were last January.  The most important thing is to make sure we have good supplies of bird food though as they are ravenous!  It’s good to see so many tits, blackbirds and nuthatches around plus the redwings and fieldfares but not a single greenfinch which is worrying, but I could do without the pheasants that invade the garden every morning.  I’m trying hard to make sure there is plenty of water for the birds too, but it freezes within minutes of going out.  A week to get through I suspect and watch wildlife from indoors!

About wildlifegardening

Jenny Steel was a Plant Ecologist at Oxford University before becoming a writer. She has more than 20 years experience of writing about and teaching ecology, natural history and wildlife gardening. She is also a photographer, journalist and former plant nursery owner, and a lecturer and tutor in adult education. She has appeared on a variety of radio and television programmes including Gardener’s World with Alan Titchmarsh, and she presented a series of items on the BBC 2 gardening show, How Does Your Garden Grow. She has worked with and written for a variety of organisations including the Royal Horticultural Society, Natural England, Atropos, Ernest Charles, the Adult Residential Colleges Association (ARCA), Haiths, Usborne Books, Complete Gardens, Oxfordshire County Council, the charity Growing Native and several of the Wildlife Trusts. She is also the Garden Bird Guru for the wild bird food company JustAddBirds of which she was a co-founder. The Emmy Award winning film company Panache Productions are currently making a film about her wildlife garden in South Shropshire. She has written 10 books on wildlife gardening. Her website can be found at www.wildlife-gardening.co.uk and her bird food company at www.JustAddBirds.co.uk
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