Contact Glendoick

Contact Garden Centre

Open 7 days 9am to 5pm (winter)
5.30pm (summer)

Phone: 01738 860260
Email gardencentre@glendoick.com


Contact Cafe and Foodhall

Phone: 01738 860265
Email restaurant@glendoick.com


Contact Nursery and Mail Order

Phone: 01738 860205
Email orders@glendoick.com
Mail order nursery is not open to the public except to customers by appointment. Plants cannot be lifted or chosen while you wait.


 

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Garden Centre Opening Times

Summer

Monday to Sunday: 9am - 5.30pm

Winter

Monday to Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Cafe closes at 45 minutes before Garden Centre closing time.

Garden Opening Times 2017

1st April - 31st May
Open 7 days 10am - 4pm.

Tickets must be purchased from the garden centre till before driving up to the gardens.

Glendoick Garden Centre, Glencarse, Perth, PH2 7NS


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Wild Bird Care

Glendoick's Extensive Wild Bird Care Range

Glendoick stock a wide range of Gardman quality bird seeds, seed mixes and treats.bird bird feeder shutterstock_106036373

These should tempt an array of wild birds to feed in your garden.

We also stock an extensive range of quality bird feeders and other bird care accessories. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which bird foods should I provide?bird Wild Bird Care-Gardman

SEED MIXES

come in a vast range, differing in content and quality. Cheap mixes often have a high proportion of cereal and attract pigeons. Better quality mixes are lower in cereal content and so are particularly suitable for finches and buntings. The best mixes are carefully balanced to cater for a range of species.

PEANUTS

High in the oils and proteins needed by birds. Peanuts are best supplied behind a mesh, so that a bird cannot take a whole peanut away.

BLACK SUNFLOWER SEEDS 

A high energy food in a readily accessible form. They have thinner shells than traditional striped sunfl ower seeds and so are a favourite of Greenfinches and Tits, though they may be shunned if sunflower hearts are available.

SUNFLOWER HEARTSbird sunflower

More expensive than black sunflower seeds but they have two advantages. First, the birds can feed more quickly because they do not have to remove the husk. Second, the lack of a husk means that there are no unsightly piles of husks left behind on the ground after the birds have fed.

NYGER SEED

A recent new introduction to the bird feeding market particularly enjoyed by Goldfinches and Lesser Redpolls, which seem to like the small size of these seeds. Because they are so small, nyger seeds need to be supplied in a specially adapted feeder. They are oil rich and ideal for birds with delicate bills.

SUETS

Suets are an essential high energy food for winter to allow wild birds to survive the cold weather. A selection of suets helps to provide this to all wild birds. 

  • suet balls - a widely fed suet product, for maximum energy. Premium fat snax or Ernest Charles fat snax have significantly higher energy than others. 
  • suet rolls - an ultra high energy food fed in the same way as suet balls. 
  • suet feasts - a high energy alternative to suet balls with softer suet for easier feeding and higher energy. 
  • suet treats - bite size high energy suet treats, feeds quicker and prefered by many birds. A real favourite of robins.

MEALWORMS

At times of year when there are a lack of natural occuring insects these are the nearest available alternative to the natural thing. High in protein and energy

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Where/How should I provide bird food? bird birds shutterstock_119715592

Supplementary food can be provided in many ways, depending upon the type of food being used and the species for which it is intended. Different species have adapted to feeding on a range of foods and have clear preferences in how they obtain their food.

Some species are ground feeders (e.g. Robin and Dunnock) while others prefer to feed from hanging feeders (e.g. Blue Tit & Great Spotted woodpecker). 

Place hanging feeders and raised bird tables close to high cover, so feeding birds can shelter in the bushes if a Sparrowhawk appears. Conversely, the best place for a ground feeding station is away from low vegetation, reducing the risk from cats, waiting to pounce.  

Hanging bird feeders come in two main forms, for seed and other for peanuts. Choose a feeder design that is robust and can be readily dismantled for cleaning.bird Feeder black_steel_peanut_medium

When making a choice between plastic and metal construction, the decision may well be influenced by the destructive habits of Grey Squirrels.

Some feeders come with a surrounding cage, designed to only allow access for smaller birds, these are an obvious choice where Feral Pigeons, Woodpigeons or Grey Squirrels are a nuisance.

What Birds are in my Garden?  Consult the videos below to aid recognition

 

Chaffinch

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Song Thrush

 Robin The nations favourite bird


  • The robin is the uk's favourite garden bird, to attract and provide the best for this beautiful bird over the winter try to  provide feeding locations that are from a platform, feeding tray, ground feeder or bird table - robins prefer feeding from a flat surface and tend to be reluctant to feed from hanging feeders.
  • Robin seed mix / winter warmer - robin seed mix is a mix specifically for robins but winter warmer allows you to provide everything they like and focus on attracting the most birds.
  • Sunflower hearts are a favourite with high energy and easy to break seed they are a winner.
  • Mealworm - a close resemblance to insects in a robin's natural diet and great for attracting many other species too.
  • Suet - suet treats are a favourite of robins as they are perfect bite size and packed with calories.

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