Hanging Bird Feeder

The key to attracting wildlife in to your garden is to create a suitable habitat for them. Tanya shows you how by planting up the garden with bird friendly plants and a finishing it off with an organic bird feeder

**Click here for a list of plants that will attract wildlife to your garden

What you need:

  • Peat Moss
  • Cement powder
  • Mixing bowl/ container
  • Mould to use for shape (can be anything that has a base and raised sides)
  • Plastic bag
  • 4 piece of 8 gauge wire
  • Nylon rope

What to do:

  1. Mix 2 scoops of peat moss and 1 scoop of cement. Using your hands, mix the two together thoroughly.
  2. Add water slowly and sparingly to create a consistency that you are able to make a solid ball with.
  3. Line the mould with the plastic. Then take a lump of mixture and start creating a base with a thickness of about 2cm.
  4. Once you have completed that, start building up the sides of the bird feeder by putting the moss mixture onto the sides of the mould to create a lip – high enough to create a trough like shape.
  5. Insert a wire to each sides of the bird feeder – these will create holes to thread the rope through. Leave the mould to dry.
  6. When the bird feeder is completely dry, remove the wires from it then tip it out of its mould.
  7. Thread the rope through the holes and now you are ready to hang the bird feeder from a tree.

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Viewers Question for the Week

Plants that will attract wildlife to your garden are: