Posted in Gardening at Home, Gardening at School, Gift Ideas, School Projects, Wildlife, tagged Bird Boxes, bird boxes for the garden, Bird boxes on your house, build your own bird box, gardening in school, gardening with children, homes for birds, make bird boxes with children, national nest box week, put up bird boxes, recycle works, recycleworks, School Projects, school wildlife, The Recycle Works, wildlife education, wildlife gardening on February 11, 2013|
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Open Birch Log Nest Box
Birds come in all shapes, sizes and colours and each one is as particular about where they live as we are. Every bird finds or builds a nest that is as unique as they are, but sometimes it is not always that simple, due to redevelopment and intensive farming many birds are losing their natural habits, making it harder for them to breed and leading to a decline in many species.
Robin & Wren Nest Box
To mark National Nest Box Week 14th – 21st February 2013 the BTO (British Trust for Ornithology) are inviting individuals, families, schools, and community groups to put up Nest Boxes in their gardens or in their local area and provide a home for our birds.
Pembroke Nest Box
If you haven’t got a Nest Box in your garden now is the ideal time to put one up although you can put up a nest box at any time of the year.
Open Fronted Ceramic Teapot Bird Nester
Nest boxes come in all shapes, sizes and colours too to cater for the needs of different birds, they can be bought ready built or why not build your own with a ‘Build your own Nest Box Kit’ this is a lovely thing to do with children and a great half term activity, Nest Boxes also make an unusual and wildlife friendly gift for any occasion so why not treat the birds in your garden this Valentines Day and show them that you care.
Build Your Own Nest Box Kit
Why not put up a House Martin Nest Box ready for the arrival of these delightful Summer Visitors.
House Martin Nest Box
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Posted in Gardening at Home, Gardening at School, Gift Ideas, Seasonal Celebrations, tagged bulb kits, bulbs on the windowsill, crocus planting kit, gardening, gardening in school, gardening with children, growing bulbs, growing bulbs on the windowsill, growing indoor bulbs, Indoor Minnow Narcissi Bulb pot, kids gardening, Mothers Day Gift Ideas, Mothers Day gifts, recycle works, recycleworks, spring bulbs, the crocus glass cube, The Recycle Works, the tete a tete glass cube on February 7, 2013|
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You may recall a blog that I posted in September 2012 ‘Plant Hyacinth bulbs for a stunning display and wonderful fragrance at Christmas’ with growing instructions for planting indoor prepared Hyacinths.
Newly planted bulbs in September 2012
To follow up this blog I thought I would show you how mine went on.
On the cool windowsill in January 2013
Although they did not quite meet the christmas deadline I was able to place them on the living room windowsill in early January, where they are fully appreciated and will benefit from the cool temperatures by the window which will extend their flowering period. All 3 bulbs were grown in a different container and were all successful, each producing a beautiful flower stem and wonderful fragrance.
Growing indoor bulbs is a great thing to do especially with children, the size of the bulbs make them easy to handle and they’re pretty undestructable – they just want to grow.
Indoor Minnow Narcissi Bulb Pot
Why not grow them in a clear container, children will be able to see their roots forming and growing.
The Crocus Glass Cube
The Tete a Tete Glass Cube
Indoor bulb kits make a unusual and attractive gift, it is still not too late to plant indoor bulbs, why not plant some now, they would make a lovely gift for Mother’s Day on Sunday, 10th March.
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