• Water for Birds

    14th January 2010Timely AdviceStephanie Donaldson
    melted snow on bird bath

    A kettle of hot water thaws the centre of the bird bath.

    Birds need water as well as food in freezing weather – pour a kettle of hot water into any birdbaths or over the ice on pond margins.
    In this really cold weather it is worth putting a blanket of fleece over greenhouse plants
    Avoid putting salt on your paths as it can leach into the borders and kill plants – use ash, horticultural grit or sand instead
    If snow does break branches on trees and shrubs, shake the snow off to avoid further damage but don’t prune back until temperatures rise or the frost may penetrate even further in to the plant.