Category Archives: Pets & animals

Common garden pests and how to get rid of them humanely #3

Snails There are preventive measures that have been used by gardeners to minimise snail and slug damage (Photo: Shutterstock) Snails are common in gardens, but can cause damage by eating holes in leaves, stems and flowers. Most damage is done … Continue reading

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Common garden pests and how to get rid of them humanely #1

Gardens can be a natural habitat for many species of animals, but some can be a nuisance, causing damage to plants, flowers, home-grown vegetables and lawns. Here are some of the most common garden pests and how to stop them … Continue reading

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How to clean bird feeders

Bacteria and fungal spores can quickly build on up bird feeders, bird baths and bird tables, which can spread infections among garden birds.Clean your feeders regularly to minimise the risk of infection, and move your bird table around the garden to prevent a … Continue reading

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Be careful when walking your dog – and keep your doors locked

Lunchtime today, two young men separately cold-called at a house on Main Road, caught on camera (see below). And a couple of days ago, a dog-walker at Ketton Bridge came across something nasty – and was very lucky the dog … Continue reading

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Feeding leftovers to wild birds

Whilst you’re making your Christmas list, don’t forget to put something in for your garden birds. Whilst some leftovers, such as unsalted nuts and dried fruit can be good for birds, others such as turkey fat can be very harmful. It … Continue reading

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