Now that the weather is warming up the birds are back busily about feeding and bathing, delighting us all. We all plant to encourage wildlife into the garden so why not get creative and add decorative interest whilst you are at it for any creatures that will benefit? There is nothing more delightful than watching birds have a drink and a wash from various vessels that I have distributed about the garden – it gives a real chance to connect with and enjoy nature at it’s best. Encourage and enjoy wildlife in your outside space any which way you can. Below are some ideas how to do just that.
When the birds are not bathing the petals are floating!
The birds love to have a drink and and a wash from this small decorative wall hanging vessel. It is placed close to the back door so I can watch them close up from inside
This free standing bird bath makes a great centrepiece or can add mysterious interest tucked away in a corner. Mine is placed underneath a climbing jasmine which likes to collect and prettily float the falling flowers as the summer grooves on.
The stone birdbath sits amongst the woodland and ferns providing a shady and quiet spot at the end of the garden for the birds to bathe.
The stone becomes more naturalised over time gathering moss
This decorative bowl provides another source for the birds to wash and drink
The rustic hand made bird box filled with seeds provides food and a place for birds to nest
If left undisturbed and placed in a high up sheltered spot the birds will move in over time
Des Res – who wouldn’t love to live here!
Cut out a coconut shell and fill it with seeds. This one is hanging in a tree by my bedroom window it is a delightful to watch the birds feed and the singing is second to none
Adding a bug box will give the bugs have an undisturbed home and existence amongst all the reorganising and spring cleaning on the patio as well ad adding colour and decorative interest.