We are trying to re-do our garden and make it nicer and also more wildlife friendly; especially for insects and birds. We want to see more bees, butterflies and garden birds.
- We have a new bird feeder post which we need to paint; we just need to locate the right thinner
- We are continuing to provide the bird food and keeping the feeders topped up
- We plan to put sleepers down the edge of the border to straighten and enlarge it. We have the sleepers and have started work (images below)
- We also plan to have a meadow area to be marked out with sleepers
- We will add more plants to the border – we’ll try and pick ones that provide lots of nectar
- I hope to add a woodpile for insects
- We also hope to grow raspberries!
- I have brought a Swift nesting box which we will put up (bit late for this year but next year I hope we’ll have an active nest) [We already put up a box for Blue Tits]
We usually get plenty of blue Tits but this year we have seen a whole family of them feasting together 🙂 Also we have what I believe to be a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker visiting regularly. We also have Starlings, Blackbirds, Sparrows, Robins etc 😀
First sleeper is in! Click thumbs for bigger 😉
Some of our ideas come from the RSPB’s homes for wildlife website. You can fill in your garden details and receive suggestions on how to improve your garden for wildlife. See here 🙂
Do you have plans for your garden? Any tips for me?