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For the Birds …

Barbie, this post is especially for you to show you two new additions to the Brazilian Pepper in the back garden. Remember you commented last week that you’d hang things from the tree? Well I took that to heart and then I found this cute bird nectar feeder at the nursery and decided my birdies that wake me at 5 am every morning might make a bit less noise if they had something to drink back there 🙂

For the birds

Then I also moved the green “bird house” to the back because they never use it in the front. I don’t know why they don’t – it is still full of all the bird seed I originally put in it. Possibly because Dexter is always in the front garden? Or maybe they just didn’t like its position? We’ll see if they use it now. It would be splendid if they do!

For the birds

Hope you approve 🙂
What else should I hang in the tree?

Monday morning update – Just spotted a bird drinking from the feeder! Yay!

Happy Gardening

By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

4 replies on “For the Birds …”

Oh wow!! So glad I could see it in the pepper tree for real today! I am sure the birds will find the bird house feeder in a better position. They like the cover of branches – makes them feel less threatened. That whole area is so bird-friendly. Watch – you are going to have a host of them around. 🙂 I totally approve!

Hi Diana – Yes, apparantly the red food colouring is just for the first time as it attracts the birds – once they know its there I don’t need to use it again. Will do a follow up post – the Witoogies chase the sunbirds away from it – saw it today 🙂

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