February 12, 2014
feeding the birds and Mollie proofing
Ages ago (back in November in fact), my parents-in-law generously bought me some bird feeders and a bird box for my birthday. Last week I finally managed to make some time to put them up. So we now have a box in the fir tree at the bottom of the garden and a grain feeder hanging from the apple tree.
With the left-over suet from our Christmas pudding, I also made a couple of homemade bird treats, using a yogurt pot as a mould. I used Gillian's recipe, which you can find here. It probably only took me about 15 minutes and was a nice way to use up all the random little bags of seeds, nuts and fruits in my kitchen cupboards.
Last weekend we also fenced off a small section of our garden close to the house, so that we can keep a better watch over Mollie when she's outside. She gets the full run of the garden daily too of course, but only when we want her to, rather than her taking off of her own accord!
You can see how long our grass is in the last two photographs. We've inherited the worse lawn ever… uneven, bumpy, patchy and full of weeds. I don't think the previous owner ever tried to mow it! If you have any tips for getting a lawn back under control I'd love to hear them… help!
Joining in with Annie's 'how does your garden grow'.