About Us

What you need to know

Hedge Buddies is all about being a good friend or buddy to the visitors we get to our gardens. I put food and water out for birds, hedgehogs, squirrels and any other visitor that happens to pass by. I’ve just recently discovered that I’m also feeding a badger which I managed to catch on my trail camera which goes out at night sometimes to try and catch a hedgehog.

Environmentally Friendly Packaging
With emphasis on reducing plastic waste, I searched the market until I managed to source the most environmentally friendly option for bags which can also go into a retailer, while still having the strength to hold the weight of product. You can put the bags into your home composting, garden waste bin or into your regular bin. It will take longer to compost at home, but will take approx 12 weeks in a landfill site. It is certified to the European (EN13432) for Industrially compostable packaging.

I will continue to search for alternatives that are greener because I’m  committed to helping to look after the environment for the generations to come.

Shipping – Collection or Delivery
Due to COVID 19 my usual drop off point is closed so I’m having to arrange for all orders to be collected which is incurring higher costs. Whilst I am still absorbing some of those costs as I always have, I have had to adjust the shipping charges and timescales accordingly. 
Update 10.06.20 – Hermes have removed the small parcel option for delivery so all parcels under 5kg will now be £5.00 until further notice
  • Local Pick-up – The Kennels, Pitcaple, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 5EA. Please wait until you receive your emailed invoice as this will mean that your order is ready for collection. You can call 07786 621428  to arrange a collection time including evenings and weekends.

  • AB51 Postcodes – £2.00 – Deliveries to your doorstep

  • Delivery 0 – 5kg – £5.00 –  4 -10 days timescale

  • Delivery 5.1kg and over – £7.00 – 4 -10 days timescale

Privacy Policy – What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Terms & Conditions – What you need to know

Twitter Business Awards for @HedgeBuddies
BizBubble Top 100 Winner 2022 @BizBubbleUK
Biz Bubble Top 100 Winner
Hot Tea of the Week @Elevenseshour in October and again in December
Theo Pathitis @TheoPaphitis #SBS Small Business Sunday winner 30.12.19  Link to listing on his web page Hedge Buddies #SBS
Elizabeth & Theo
Elizabeth & Theo

Andy Quinn Royal Connection Award @ADG_IQ – Queen of feathered Friends 16.01.19

Awarding Women In Business Award @HealtyLondonUK – For helping the award owner out during a period of illness over Christmas and New Year by co-hosting the #Womaninbizhour with Nichola @crafty_bijoux Natura Essential Oils which you buy in her Esty shop

Support feeding in breeding season is as important as feeding during the colder months. In the short video we have a parent coal tit with one of it’s fledglings. The parent is the smaller of the two but you will see that both hold the food between their feet and break it up to eat, so you are safe to feed them as they know what to do.

Adult Cole Tit with Juvenile


Pitcaple Environmental Project – Buzzard Cafe

If you would be interested in becoming a stockist, all details are on the contact page , so please call, email or write for further details.

 Small online businesses supporting each other
Check out my #SmallBiz Support page for crafts, upcyclers, recyclers and service providers that support the #EcoEcomomy
Birds that visit the Hedge Buddies garden.

All products are high quality and all mixes are used in the Hedge Buddies garden!