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Garden wildlife is fun and interesting, if you want to join in the world’s largest wildlife survey get involved in the Big Garden Birdwatch over the weekend of 26-27 January 2013. All you need to do is sit in your garden for an hour, count the birds and then feedback to the RSPB on what you see.
We love a good challenge and have decided to try and attract as many birds to our gardens as we can in advance of the big day (without attracting vermin!). If you want to join in and want a varied selection of birds in your garden it is easy to do and doesn’t take too much time or effort and more importantly can be done on a budget.
Tips for attracting birds
- Hedgerows attract nesting birds
- Thistle and Hawthorne attract different wildlife and provide food
- Birds need water, create somewhere for them to bathe and drink (keep this ice free by placing a ping pong ball in the water))
- Off the ground bird feeders are the best for birds (harder for predators and squirrels to get to)
- Vary your feed, use pastry, mild cheese, fat balls, bird seed, peanuts, banana, apples, dried meal worm
- Keep your feeding station clean, pour hot water over it now and again to keep it clean and vermin free
Let us know how you get on and leave a comment below or better still grab your camera and take some pictures – we would love to see the wildlife in your garden and publish them on our blog.
The Big Garden Birdwatch takes place on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 January. Sign up now.
With more talks of travel companies going out of business and airport staff going on strike, the idea of taking a holiday in the UK becomes more appealing! The ‘Staycation’ is this year’s buzz word when it comes to holidaying at home and if you’re enjoying the delights of the British Isles this summer, why not head to Poundland and pick up all your travel and camping essentials! It’s also V Festival next weekend, so all these camping and travel things will be great for that too!
However, festivals are not the cheapest events to attend so it is helpful to save money where you can on the essentials and preparation beforehand. We have a variety of products that are great for festival-goers at Poundland from health & beauty to camping and travel ranges.
Don’t leave home without a camping stool or two (the floor really isn’t the comfiest place to sit!!) – they are only £1 each!
The essential baby wipes are a must-have when you’re at a festival as the showers are not the most hygenic come day 2 or 3! Amazing value at £1 each!
We have a great camping range including all must-have accessories such as ground sheets, tent pegs, torches, water carriers and much more. Don’t miss out and head down to Poundland today to see the variety we have to offer!
If you are sick of the cold weather and can’t wait to be sitting on a beach somewhere tropical, we have something exciting coming to stores from this Monday!! We are introducing massive range of products to encourage you to Get Outdoors this year with a spring in your step! From Outdoor Living including BBQ and picnic accessories to Get Outdoors including camping, fishing and walking – you will have loads to do in the run up to the Summer months. Why not pick up amazing value travel accessories for your summer holidays this year. Also, take a look at our Summer Toys range from outdoor and indoor ideas to keep the kids entertained this season.
If you love the summer dining experience, you will be able to get your hand on items from bamboo torches and butterfly wind chimes, to BBQ tools and melamine picnicware, your al-fresco dining this year will be beautifully colourful and inexpensive! We also have a wonderful range of outdoor paper and metal lanterns and lights to brighten up your garden.
If you have kids that love to play during the holidays, we have garden toys from skipping ropes to super gliders to water toys and inflatables including Spiderman, Ben 10 and Barbie. Kids will love the giant water guns, water bomb packs and bubble game sets to play with in the summer holidays. Don’t forget the beach toys for your holiday and you are all set to have a fabulous Summer!!
Check out the Poundland Website from Monday morning to see the launch range and head down to Poundland to get some fun Summer products.