Premium bird seed is just what your garden birds need to stay healthy. A high-energy mix of homemade bird suet or fat balls and wild bird seed mix is even better. From sunflower seeds to suet pellets, you can find everything that your backyard birds enjoy here at Gardeners Dream. Nearly all bird species will enjoy a suet-based food, as it provides much more energy than bird seed or naked oats alone. All you have to do is place your suet and seed mix in caged bird feeders (to stop large species from stealing chunks and flying away), and wait for the birds to come. All our customers at Gardeners Dream are treated to free delivery, whether you are testing out a small bag of bird seed or ordering several kilograms of mix to last all season. We deliver straight to your front door so you needn't even leave the house. Along with our suet feed and seeds, you can shop for birds nests and tables on our website too!
Our premium seed and suet mixes are designed for all manner of wild birds, including all the birds that venture into your garden. These wild bird seed mixes either contain lumps of suet for your feathered friends, or can be mixed with a good quality lard to create a homemade mix.
Our seed mix contains ingredients such as:
Black sunflower seeds,
You can also mix our seeds with insects and nuts, such as peanuts and dried mealworms. One important quality of Gardeners Dream seed mix is that it is typically husk-free and long-lasting.
Protein-rich, clean and husk-less, our seed and suet options are very easy to use. This reduces waste and ensures that every last seed and suet pellet is eaten.
You can simply scatter them over bird tables or form them into suet balls to be placed in a feeder. With no husks left over, there is very little mess to be cleaned up after feeding time either.
To make some bird suet balls at home, follow these steps:
1. Measure out your lard and twice as much seed (you want a 1:2 ratio of lard and dry ingredients). You can also use other dry items such as mealworms, dried fruits, and whole nuts.
2. Melt the lard over a low heat in a saucepan. Once the lard is completely liquid, take it off the heat and leave it to cool slightly.
3. Combine your dry ingredients if needed - you can find pre-mixed bags of bird food at Gardeners Dream to save some time.
4. Add the dry to the wet a spoonful at a time and stir to combine thoroughly.
5. Place this mixture in the fridge to firm up for 15 minutes, then remove and shape into balls. Alternatively, you can leave it to set completely in the fridge for a few hours, then cut the solid block into bars or squares that fit the size of your feeder.
With wild bird seed mix, a handful of suet pellets, or even homemade bird suet, you can get your feathered friends through the cold winter months with ease. Our suet bird food is adored by small birds and large birds alike - all different birds require suitable fatty food to eat in the winter and we can help you provide it.
To fill your feeder with food that birds love, start by browsing our range of suet foods. From seed mixes designed for specific species, e.g. blue tit songbirds, to multi-purpose mixes for extra good value, you can find it all at Gardeners Dream. Select how much you need by kg, add to the basket, and enjoy prompt delivery for free across the UK.
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Any suet that is rich in high-quality fats is good - avoid any recipes that require adding sugary ingredients over a low heat!
Many different species, including blue tits and other songbirds, will enjoy any kind of suet placed in feeders. Adding seed mixes, such as sunflower hearts or a Gardeners Dream seed mix, will help attract other species into your garden.
Yes, suet is excellent for wild birds and will attract robin-sized songbirds as well as larger species to your feeder. The high-quality fat element, such as what's derived from peanuts or lard, helps to keep birds energised and at a healthy weight, especially in winter.
It is often preferable to mix suet with bird seed mixes, as the seeds in these mixes also bring more protein and vitamins to the mix. You can find these at Gardeners Dream.
Garden birds need a variety of elements in their diet, including fat (best provided by a suet feeder), protein (mealworms and insects), plus fibre (sunflower or wild bird seed mix).
In the winter, suet mixes may be better than bird seed to attract birds, as they need fat at this time of year to stay healthy and warm. You can buy seed mixes at Gardeners Dream by the kg, add them to the suet, and place them in your garden to attract robin and other species.
Wild bird seed mixes should have a combination of ingredients to attract an array of birds to your garden. At Gardeners Dream, our high-quality bird seed mix typically contains grains such as maize, as well as oil-rich sunflower hearts/seeds and millet.
As well as suet and bird seed mix, you can also create seed mixes with other ingredients like nuts for larger birds and mealworms for additional protein. Growing blossoming and fruit trees in your garden will also provide a natural source of food for wildlife.