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UK Gardens See Boom In Robin Visitors!

One of the most iconic – and most loved – birds to be found in the UK has to be the robin. They’re a familiar sight throughout the year but are always extra special when they appear at Christmas time – although you might well have started spotting them more frequently in your own garden no matter what season it is. The 38th RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch has just revealed that the number of robins spotted visiting gardens around the UK has reached its highest level for more than 20 years, while other migrant birds like waxwings have also been on the rise. Similarly, blackbird sightings are also climbing, spotted in over 93 per cent of gardens in the country, making it the UK’s most widespread garden bird. Other migrant birds that have been seen in...

Hate Weeding? Then This Is The Robot For You!

One of the worst parts about gardening absolutely has to be the weeding. There are so many other more fun jobs to be doing that it’s no wonder people often put it off until they absolutely have to clear the weeds. But what if we told you that, thanks to the smart tech revolution, you could now buy yourself a robot buddy who could do all that pesky weeding for you? The masterminds over at Franklin Robotics are just about to bring Tertill to market, a weeding robot that’s solar powered (so requires no charging), is able to remove weeds without chemicals and is designed to remain outside, no matter what the weather does. Once the battery is charged, the little robot heads out into the garden to patrol for weeds. It has sensors on...

Miranda Hart To Host New Gardening Show

If you’ve got something of a green thumb and are always looking out for new ways to indulge in your hobby, then you’ve simply got to catch the new gardening series being fronted by none other than comedian Miranda Hart. The star, known for her turns in Miranda and Call the Midwife, will be hitting our TV screens for new show Down the Garden Path, which also stars her mother Dee Dyke Hart, the Sun reports. Shown on More4, the series will see Dee – who’s a real gardening expert, apparently – help people grow their own gardens to perfection, as well as paying celebrity homes a visit to give them advice on how they can get the best out of their gardens as well. Commenting on the news, Miranda said: “I may not know a thing...

How To Create A Luxury Spa Garden At Home

Who doesn’t want a bit of luxury at home? If you’ve got a relatively big garden, it might be a nice idea to consider creating your own little spa, which actually isn’t as hard as you might have thought… or as expensive! Take a look at your outdoor space and see if you’ve got anywhere that could serve as a suntrap. You’ll want to create a little shelter so you’ve got some privacy, which can be done using walls or fencing. If you opt for fencing or trellises, you could easily bring in creeping plants and climbers to make a living wall that’s beautiful to look at while providing you with all the privacy you need. Once you’ve worked out where you want your garden spa to be, you’ll probably want to have a built-in hot tub,...

Beware Of Hedgehogs When Using Your Garden Strimmer!

Now that spring has sprung, of course you all want to head out into your gardens to have a spruce up – but if you do, just make sure you check for hedgehogs before you get out the garden strimmers. According to a Daily Telegraph report, hedgehogs around the UK are at great risk of injury because of garden tools as people take advantage of the warmer spring weather to do a bit of gardening. In fact, St Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Haddenham in Buckinghamshire has just treated three little hedgehogs that were injured by a strimmer, with two of them sustaining head injuries and a third discovered with a big cut. A spokesman from the hospital told the news source? Now the weather is getting better we are seeing an increase in animals being accidentally...