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At this time of year, the garden can be a bit gloomy. But one of the things that really cheers me up is watching the birds feeding. I’ve a couple of bird feeders and try to keep them topped up so the birds never go hungry.
When I first started feeding birds, I thought that you only had to do it in winter when natural food sources were scarce, however I soon discovered how important it is to feed them all year round, helping them through the spring and summer breeding and fledgling stages, then into the autumn to build up their reserves ready for the winter.
Credit: Martin Mulchinock
I also discovered what a difference a good bird food makes. The quality varies enormously. Some feeds are packed with wheat flakes, a cheap filler that has no nutritional benefit for the birds.
That’s one of the reasons I introduced my bird food. It doesn’t contain any wheat flakes, but it is packed with nutritious seeds chosen for their protein, carbohydrate, oil and all the goodness that birds need.
It offers extra high energy too, containing up to four times the amount of energy compared to ordinary bird foods. Essentially, it will help attract more birds to your garden – and feed them much better.
Last season, I added extra sunflower hearts and dried mealworms to the mix. Now, I’ve added even more suet pellets – in fact I’ve doubled the amount!
Birds simply love suet pellets, they’re a high energy superfood, and the high fat content provides the birds with a fast acting source of energy. Basically, they’re an extra tasty superfood for birds.
So now, my top rated bird food is even better than ever.
We’re launching it as our Today’s Special Value on Saturday January 6th. It’s fantastic value with a 14kg bag being offered on the day for £9 less than our 12.75kg bag.
This great offer will also be available on Auto Delivery, so you can get another bag delivered every 60 days, at the amazing TSV price, for up to five more times (March, May, July, September and November) – so you never run out during the year.
2018 promises to be an exciting gardening year on QVC. We’re introducing lots of new products and plants, as well as new guests and we’re making easier to shop our gardening section on the QVC website too.
To kick off the season, I’m running a special competition to win a brand new pack – my Garden Essentials kit – that I’m launching on January 13th. It’s designed to help you Plant, Feed and Protect, and contains three of my most popular products: Rootbooster, Flower Power and Pest control concentrate, plus some special tips to help you get the best results.
The prize collection is worth £25 (though bought separately the products would cost approximately £36).
To be the very first to own a kit, simply tell me what you favourite garden bird is in the comments below. The closing date is 23.59 on 4th January, and the winner will be picked at random on 5th January.
Wishing you a very happy gardening year in 2018,