Birds can play a vital role in the garden’s ecosystem, as pest controllers of everything from snails to aphids, and as consumers of windfall fruits, they also bring joy to even the dullest plot. They can be a mixed blessing. Every veg grower has a moan about wood pigeons ripping brassicas to shreds and every pond owner mourns fish lost for ever to the sharp beak of a heron.
Share your tips on attracting birds to your garden and keeping them off the veg!
Award winning garden expert Steve Brookes shares his ideas to keep birds happy.