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Wildlife gardens

With the increasing urbanisation of the countryside and intensification of farming much of our wildlife is becoming increasingly dependent on private gardens.  Trees and shrubs not only provide safe perches for roosting and nesting but also food in the form of insects, berries and seeds.  At Dunscar we stock a wide range of products to encourage wildlife into your garden such as hedgehog boxes, bird tables and an extensive range of bird care products. You will also find groupings of plants that have been specially selected to attract birds, butterflies and bees into a garden.

To help you encourage wildlife into your garden, we stock a range of books on wildlife, bird food, feeders and bird baths as well as bird, insect and hedgehog nesting boxes.

Bird Friendly Plants
Attracting birds to your garden not only provides endless amusement but they will feed on unwanted garden predators such as slugs, snails, leatherjackets and aphids. Any plant with dense foliage will attract birds to the garden as it will offer safe cover for roosting, nesting and feeding nearby. However, the following plants produce berries or seeds and are thus a good source of food.

Berry Producers

  • Amelanchier Ligustrum (Privet)
  • Berberis Mahonia
  • Chaenomeles Pyracantha (Firethorn)
  • Cotoneaster Sambucus (Elder)
  • Hedera (Ivy) Sorbus aucuparia
  • Ilex (Holly) Symphoricarpos (Snowberry)
  • Juglans (Walnut) Taxus (Yew)
  • Ligustrum (Privet)
  • Mahonia
  • Pyracantha (Firethorn)
  • Sambucus (Elder)
  • Sorbus aucuparia
  • Symphoricarpos (Snowberry)
  • Taxus (Yew)

Seed Producers

  • Alnus (Alder) Grasses – eg Stipa, Carex varieties
  • Aster (Michaelmas Daisy) Helianthus (Sunflower)
  • Betula (Birch) Papaver (Poppy)
  • Erysimum (Wallflower) Pinus (Pine)
  • Geranium (Cranesbill)
  • Grasses – eg Stipa, Carex varieties
  • Helianthus (Sunflower)
  • Papaver (Poppy)
  • Pinus (Pine)
Bee Friendly Plants
Click here to see our Seasonal Menu for Bees