Getting creative in the garden doesn't necessarily mean planting colourful flowering plants in nice patterns along the beds, although it most definitely includes this, there are other ways to unleash the creative flare in our own outdoor spaces. Douglas Barnhard, a carpenter and artist, has constructed a selection of birdhouses inspired by famous architecture.
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Finding unique and novel ways to make items for wildlife to live in can be fun and it helps our local natural community too. In the cold months, putting food out for our outdoor friends and neighbours is often something people do. The birds especially need a helping hand in the city where food can be scarce in the cold months, especially if there has been a snow. Getting creative there can mean making a bird table in a nice shape, maybe add a few tiers to it and adorn it with decorative angles and pillars.
Even something really flamboyant like this luxury birdhouse on ebay isn't out of the reach of many handy men and women.
Getting physical with some tools may be exactly what we need in this cold weather. This is definitely the right time of year to do that work on the garden, and perhaps something more heavy is on your mind. Re-arranging the spaces and finding places for more greenery now will mean by the spring, everything will be nice and settled before it begins to flourish.
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