Birdcare & Wildlife

Did you know we have approx. 24 million gardens, covering about 670,000 acres, in the UK?! That gives us lots of potential to play our part in helping to provide natural habitats and havens for wildlife in our outside spaces. Our gardens contain a wide variety of insects, birds, mammals and amphibians, who all help to make our gardens more interesting and enjoyable. And if we manage our gardens to benefit wildlife, we can also help many of our declining species, such as hedgehogs, bats, sparrows, song thrushes and stag beetles. Even the smallest outdoor space can have an impact: growing climbers up a fence, planting up a window box or installing a bird feeder are all helpful and don’t take up much room.

At Bumbles, caring for wildlife is as important to us as our plants are, and our range of bird care & wildlife products reflects this. We also have a wide range of plants which will help to attract wildlife to your garden, providing food, nesting materials and places to breed and overwinter. Have a chat to our staff and we’ll help you find the right products to make your garden look beautiful, and still be a haven for the local birds and bugs.

A great range of Bird Food available at Bumbles

Our new bird care range is now in store and to celebrate our new partnership with Henry Bell, we are offering a buy 1 get 1 free special on our superior fat ball 6 packs whilst stocks last!

The Henry Bell range of bird food is premium quailty and comes in 100% recyclable packaging.

Henry Bell bird food available at Bumbles
Henry Bell bird food available at Bumbles
Henry Bell bird food available at Bumbles
Flutter Butter bird food logo

We now have in store Flutter Butter Eco-refills which are both good value for our customers and better for the environment!

Flutter Butter Eco-refills now available at Bumbles, January 2023
Henry Bell No Mess mix and No Grow mix bird food at Bumbles, January 2023
Brambles Crunchy Hedgehog food available at Bumbles

Hedgehog Food

Crunchy Hedgehog Food from Brambles, is a nutritious complementary food for hedgehogs which really can help them thrive in the garden. You don’t need to give them much – serve like you would a treat – and make sure you leave fresh water nearby.

New range of dog treats and toys at Bumbles

New! Dog treats & toys

New for 2022, we now stock an awesome range of dog treats and toys for all of our furry best friends. These are great value and your pooches will love you for it!

Buy Johnstone and Jeff premium wild bird feeding station at Bumbles

Bird Feeders & Feeding Stations

We stock a range of feeders for every budget, type of feed and preference, designed for all types of seeds and seed blends. We also have a range of feeding stations, which are a lovely decorative way to host a variety of bird feeders in your garden.

Buy Squirrel Buster Classic bird feeder at Bumbles

Squirrel Proof Bird Feeders

We stock the ‘Squirrel Buster Classic‘ bird feeder and a variety of other caged types.

These clever feeders use technology to help keep squirrels – and bigger birds – away to give the smaller birds a chance.

Buy insect houses and bug boxes at Bumbles

Insect Hotels, Houses & Bug Boxes

Bug boxes and insect hotels make ideal shelters for all kinds of insects, from ladybirds, butterflies, lacewings and moths to bees and other pollinators. Installing an insect house is a great way to bring more wildlife into your garden and we have a variety for you to choose from at Bumbles.

Insect hotels for Bees at Bumbles
Buy Solitary Honeycomb Insect House at Bumbles

Looking for ideas on helping wildlife in your garden?

Gardens contain many micro-habitats which are incredibly important for wildlife and you can make a difference by adding a new feature to your garden. Here are a few ideas from the team at Bumbles:

  • Introduce a water feature or pond – big or small (even just a buried bucket will do!), or a shallow water bath for birds and other insects.
  • Build an insect hotel – you can buy a ready made bug box or insect hotel from Bumbles or make your own! It’s a fun & easy project providing shelter for beetles, spiders and other insects. Solitary bees use insect hotels by collecting pollen in the tubes, laying their eggs and then covering with more pollen. Once the eggs hatch, the young bees feed on the pollen and then works their way out and fly away.
  • Mow the grass less frequently – once every four weeks in the summer will allow plants like daisies and white clover to flower.
  • Create a wild flower section of the garden – making space for butterflies and boosting pollination production.
  • Plant a wide range of plants and include lots of bee-friendly flowers – use native species if possible. The RHS website has some great suggestions for patio plants for bees.
  • Install a nesting box for bats and birds – put it up high in a sheltered area.
  • Make your own compost – use raw (not cooked) food, it’s great for your soil and will provide a habitat for worms, woodlice and lots of other insects.
  • Leave a gap in the fence – make sure you don’t block the bottom of your fence as this allows wildlife, such as hedgehogs and frogs, to move through and helps link different habitats.
  • Visit The Wildlife Trust’s website for more ideas and inspiration on helping wildlife.

Come to Bumbles and see what a difference being independent makes!