Fuelled by my 'super' juice I was eager to start work this morning dismantling the picnic table and swing chair.
Sadly both were full of rot and are actually dangerous, so they had to go. Some will be salvaged and put to some use, although not quite sure what that use will be yet, the other will go to the tip with a load of other rubbish I have been clearing.
The area looks so much more spacious now and the garden is looking bigger each day. Amazing what some long overdue clearing can do.
Next up I decided to make my own 'Insect Hotel' I had seen some in the shops and knew just what to use to make one.
This old bird feeder had seen better days, so I gathered up a load of old bamboo that is no longer suitable for stakes and cut them all into short lengths.
One Insect Hotel with vacancies!
The side bits I stuffed with old leaves and twigs. The wire wouldn't come out easily so I left it there.
Our ladybird was still around today.
She looks like she has had an injury to her wing/back.
Pretty pansies in the front garden.
They are looking really pretty.
The pond and rockery this morning - yes it is still there I didn't dream making it!
Mr Blackbird busy in the garden.
A rather dishevelled looking Blue Tit
The Dunnock is also busy looking for grubs.
I'm hoping they have a nest nearby.
Lovely markings on the wing and boddy.
A lovely Great Tit also came to inspect goings on.
While dismantling the picnic table the Robin kept close company and was always on the look out for any grubs that may emerge, and they did! Quite a few tasty morsels were collected and flown off to a nest I presume before he was back for more.
Are you looking at ME?
After a morning of hard work what is needed? Well I had planned on making a carrot cake but discovered I only had one egg and I needed two, so I made some sultana scones instead.
I love that these can be made so quickly and easily. I freeze them and then can get one out of the freezer and heat up as and when wanted.
Perfect with some homemade plum jam and clotted cream.
Will have to make the carrot cake tomorrow!