Gardman increases its wildlife products range

Wild bird care supplier Gardman has unveiled more than 30 new products for 2015/16 and announced its entry into the garden wildlife category.

The new wildlife products include a Bee & Bug House, Hedgehog House, Squirrel Feeder, Bee Hive and Ladybird Tower, all made from 100 per cent FSC redwood.

The Bee & Bug House (£14.99) has a top chamber filled with pine cones to provide shelter for insects and two bottom chambers – one with bamboo tubes to encourage solitary bees to nest, the other with holes providing a haven for insects like ladybirds.

The Hedgehog House (£29.99) provides a habitat, breeding place and hibernation site. Gardman says consumers should be reminded about the importance of creating small gaps in fences so that hedgehogs can roam freely to forage for food.

Squirrels compete with garden birds for food so the new Squirrel Feeder (£14.99) diverts them to a food source of their own.

The Bee Hive (SRP £9.99) is a sheltered habitat for some species of solitary bees important as garden pollinators.

The Ladybird Tower (SRP £9.99) is a sheltered habitat for ladybirds, whose larvae are predators of aphids.

The wildlife range also includes three specialist foods: Hedgehog Dry Food (650g), Swan & Duck Food (650g) and Squirrel Food (1.3kg), all priced at £3.49.

Two new nest boxes, the Apex Nest Box and Slate Multi Nest Box -are offered in Gardman's premium Ernest Charles range, and are made from FSC timber and carry a 15-year guarantee.

Three new heavy duty feeders – for nyger seeds, sunflower hearts and fat snax – have joined the Gardman-branded range and are made from polished aluminium with FeedSafe biocidal coating to protect against microbes and germs.

Seven new bird tables, all made in the UK in FSC redwood, are from £14.99 to £59.99.

Gardman is also distributor for the RSPB's Wild Bird Care range.

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