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Bird feeders for the style conscious

0 Written by Lisa on 13th Jan 2016 in Garden accessories

koziol-pip-bird-feeder-green Red Candy

I’ve started feeding the birds now that it’s finally getting a bit colder.  We get so many more species than we did in Leatherhead including woodpeckers, tree creepers and even a fat pheasant who seems to have successfully avoided the fortnightly shoot so far!

It’s quite mesmerising watching them in their feeding frenzy although they do seem to get through a lot of seed so it can get expensive if you don’t watch it.

We have a couple of rather unglamorous feeders but there are plenty of stylish bird feeders around and I thought I’d share a few of them with you here.

The first four(including the yellow one above) are available from Red Candy. The bird hotel below is quite fun although I wonder how white it would stay.

Umbra bird cafe from Redcandy

I really like these clear feeders which should be easy to keep clean.  They’d look great in a City courtyard garden.

eva-solo-hanging-bird-feeder-3 Red Candy

eva-solo-bird-table-2.5l-01 Red Candy

Not on The High Street also have a good range – they’re a little more quirky but still a bit different that your average seed feeder.

original_porcelain-bird-feeder Not on The Highstreet

original_cast-iron-effect-pine-cone-bird-feeder Not on the High Street

And I love this square box feeder which is made by Kedron Natural Products. This would look great mounted on a wall or fence too.

URBBF_Diamond_Nuthatch_(2) kedron natural products

And lastly, these stylish feeders are available from Hen & Hammock …

peanut-feeder- Hen & Hammock

All these ball feeders are available in a range of colours too.

Fat ball feeder by Hen and Hammock

seed-feeder-ideal-for-gardeners-and-wildlife-lovers Hen & Hammock

If you’re interested to learn more, click on the links above within the text and it will take you to the relevant website.

 

(Images: Not on the High Street, Red Candy, Hen & Hammock, Kedron Natural Products)

 

 

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6 Written by Lisa on 5th Jan 2016 in Inspiration

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Happy New Year!

Pot of gold in Kilgwrrwg valley Lisa Cox Garden Designs

On this day last year, we packed up our house in Surrey and started our move to South Wales.  We shed a tear when we locked up the house, but since we moved into our new home on 7th January it’s been pretty fabulous and we love being here. Read more

Make your garden festive with lighting ideas from Cox & Cox

0 Written by Lisa on 30th Nov 2015 in Garden accessories, Inspiration

outdoor light up tree tower by Cox & Cox

I’ve written about Cox & Cox before as I love their products and garden accessories. This Christmas they have some gorgeous lighting products for the garden to make it really festive. Read more

5 gardens with Christmas markets

0 Written by Lisa on 26th Nov 2015 in Inspiration

Chelsea Physic Garden Crafty Christmas Creations

Can you believe that Christmas is just four weeks away?  It always has a habit of creeping up on me and when I was in Cardiff earlier this week it seemed to be packed with shoppers already. Read more

Late autumn colour at Westonbirt Arboretum

0 Written by Lisa on 15th Nov 2015 in Inspiration

Autumn leaves at Westonbirt Lisa Cox Designs

I’ve wanted to go to Westonbirt for years and never seem to have managed to arrange a visit.  But last week I had a friend staying and because I’m now reasonably close, we decided to pay a visit. Read more

10 garden accessory ideas from Black Country Metal Work

0 Written by Lisa on 6th Nov 2015 in Garden accessories, Inspiration

Wrought Iron Kadai Fire Bowl Black Country Metal Works

I have recently been in touch with Black Country Metal Works.  They’re a family run company based in Shropshire and home to the country’s largest outdoor display of decorative metal work, as well as the county’s only interactive forge offering visitors the opportunity to learn more about the craft of metalworking. Read more

A stroll around the gardens at Hampton Court Castle in Herefordshire

0 Written by Lisa on 19th Oct 2015 in Inspiration

Hampton Court Castle Lisa Cox Designs

I met up with my friend and fellow garden designer Paul Richards last week.  We’re (sort of) local now so decided to meet at Hampton Court Castle for lunch and have a wander around the gardens as well.  Mostly because it’s half way between us. Read more

A return visit to Hauser & Wirth in Somerset

0 Written by Lisa on 12th Oct 2015 in Inspiration

Hauser & Wirth Somerset Lisa Cox Garden Designs

I went back to Hauser & Wirth last week in Bruton, Somerset.  I went last year when it had just opened so I was interested to see how it’s looking one year on. Read more

A visit to Noel Kingsbury’s garden at Montpelier Cottage

2 Written by Lisa on 14th Sep 2015 in Inspiration

Montpelier cottage NGS open day Lisa Cox

Yesterday we visited Noel Kingsbury’s garden near Hay-on-Wye which was open under the National Garden Scheme (NGS). I wanted to go because I saw Noel speak at a conference last year and I was really interested in what he had to say about his research into the robustness of plants and plant competition, especially in public areas where maintenance is key. Read more

A visit to the Peto Garden at Iford Manor

0 Written by Lisa on 8th Sep 2015 in Inspiration

Main steps at Iford Manor Garden Lisa Cox Designs

I visited the Peto Garden at Iford Manor last week, a visit that had been arranged by my (sort of) local SGD Cluster Group. Read more

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