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garden crimes to avoid this spring

British gardeners have been warned of seven crimes they could be committing in their backyards and how to avoid them.

Outdoor experts GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk have revealed common criminal offences green-fingered Brits might be unwittingly committing and offered advice on how to steer clear of any legal hot water in the garden.

With the weather improving and spring on the way, the warning has been issued so gardeners can make the most of their backyards without any unnecessary stress.

A spokesman from GardenBuildingsDirect.co.uk said: “With many gardeners ready to swing back into action now the worst of the winter weather had passed, we’re encouraging Brits to remember that the law of the land still applies on private property.

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Feed birds using kitchen scraps

British households are being encouraged to feed birds using kitchen leftovers to combat declining wildlife numbers.

Outdoor experts at GardenBuildingDirect.com  have produced a simple guide detailing which foods are suitable for wild birds.

Feeding local wildlife in your backyard aids nature conservation and gardens are now considered an important element for a nationwide conservation effort.

Frequently thrown away egg shells, beef fat trimmings and stale hard cheeses are some of the scraps that are incredibly beneficial for wildlife due to high nutritional value.

A spokesman from  GardenBuildingsDirect.com  explained “The number of wild birds is decreasing within the UK at a worrying pace. However, homeowners can do their part by simply understanding which foods are safe for wildlife.