Buy Bird Friendly Plants
All these plants have been specially chosen because they are attractive to birds. They will either provide food for birds in the form of seeds, berries or nectar, give shelter and warmth under dense foliage or they will attract insects from which birds and other wildlife can feed.
Crab Apple Malus Comptesse De Paris
A very choice small garden tree with long season interest. Perhaps it’s finest attribute is the sweet violet scent that wafts from the creamy flowers, coral pink in bud. Small green-gold fruits follow and the leaves turn nice shades in autumn too which, along with the fruits which persist for some time, lends the tree grace and beauty almost year-round.
Sorbus Aucaparia Rowan
Slow-growing tree with stout shoots of large, sticky red buds in winter. In spring, pinnate dark green, long leaves are produced which turn a fiery orange and red in autumn. The white flowers are produced in early summer usually followed by red berries which are quickly eaten by birds.
Primula Vulgaris Primrose
Our native primrose is held in deep affection, partly because its one of the first spring flowers. From early March to May clusters of pale lemon, often fragrant flowers with centres the colour of egg yolk, appear among rosettes of large, deeply-veined, bright-green leaves.
Hedera Helix 'Glacier' Common Ivy
This popular ivy has small, three to five-lobed, grey-green leaves with silver-grey and cream markings. It’s a versatile, evergreen climber that will snake up a shady or sunny wall without support. Mature plants have clusters of yellowish-green, autumn flowers, followed by spherical black fruit.