Why not get together with the kids and let their creativity take over this Easter and create some healthy Easter Bunny pancakes.
Leave some ivy as shelter for hibernating insects. Leave swept up leaves and leaf mould in piles in the corners of your garden – these will provide ideal habitats for hedgehogs, small mammals, amphibians and insects in the colder weather. Avoid turning compost as there may be creatures sheltering under it.
Keep bird feeders and bird tables topped up and check bird baths daily to make sure there is a good supply of clean water and that it has not frozen. It’s a good idea to place a few small stones in the water as an escape route for animals and insects that find themselves unexpectedly in the water and [...]
The ground may be too hard to work at the moment, but if you are preparing any soil in the garden look out for queen bees. They can sometimes be found in the soil and if you do unearth one don’t rebury it. Gently find something to slip underneath it, like a thin piece of card and use it [...]
Lavendar Bags This time of year if you have any lavender in your garden it can be cut back. Cut at the base of each stem. The flowers can be taken off the stems and used to make a lavender bag or put in an open dish to scent the room.. This could be given as a present to [...]
Pressing Flowers and Leaves Picked at their peak and then preserved, beautiful pressed flowers and leaves have many decorating and craft uses. INTRODUCTION Use them to embellish cards and stationery, arrange them on paper for a lovely wall decoration, or sandwich them between glass panes to make coasters with a botanical touch. There are a variety of plant presses [...]
Shop Local Many of our local shops and businesses are still open, with some now offering delivery services for people in isolation. They are in need of your business more than ever right now, so if you are able to use them, you will both be helping each other out. Here are some links to get you started: [...]
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Making Meals This is something that most of us have to do every day, whether it is preparing a whole meal from scratch or just heating something up. Why not try cooking something different or learning a new skill if you have never really cooked before, as having a healthy diet is shown to improve our wellbeing. Here are [...]
Be Neighbourly Being in isolation can be stressful if you normally rely on others for resources or have no family and friends. Why not reach out to your neighbours offering some support? This could be offering to get them some shopping when you go to the shops or providing your phone number so they could call to have a [...]