With a cold snap upon the UK this month, Haskins Garden Centres are thinking  of our feathered friends by offering up to half-price savings on a selection of great bird care products, including feed, feeding stations and nest boxes.

Winter is a key season for bird care, with more than half a million people from across the UK set to take part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, by counting the birds in their gardens over the weekend of 30-31 January.

National Nest Box Week will also take place from 14-21 February and aims to encourage bird-lovers to put up nest boxes in their gardens in order to promote the conservation of our breeding birds and wildlife.

Haskins’ range of bird feed and feeders includes a Gardman ‘No Grow’ non-germinating seed mix (£14.99 saving £3), which is perfect for gardeners and attracts chaffinches, blue tits, robins and other species and a Deluxe Feeding Station (£19.99 saving £10) featuring a five-hook design, feeding tray and bird bath.

While hedgerows, trees and the eaves and porches of houses can provide birds with shelter from harsh weather conditions, a bird box will always help them cope best with the winter elements. The Gardman multi-nest box (£4.99 saving £5) features three holes to attract the widest range of species, while the Orchard multi-nest box (also £4.99 saving £5) boasts an attractive slate roof.
Lisa Looker, brand director for Haskins Garden Centres, said: “During the cold months of winter there is little natural food around and the days are also shorter, meaning there is less time for birds to look for food and shelter.”

She added: “Haskins’ range of wild bird care will help encourage our feathered friends to visit and hopefully make our gardens a more interesting and colourful place to enjoy this winter.”

Wild bird care products are available at Haskins Garden Centres (www.haskins.co.uk) in Ferndown in Dorset, West End in Southampton and Roundstone and Snowhill in West Sussex from Thursday January 21.