I’ve been planning a lot of changes in my back garden and if I had to choose a ‘theme’ it will be based on all that I love so much about an underwater reef’! I have chosen features, shapes and plants that remind me of my favorite underwater spaces. It’s turning out to be a fun and original thing to do.
Looking after the Reef habitat is very much part and parcel of any diving experience. If you had ever visited a barren reef you’d understand what I mean. I’ve seen flourishing habitats and ones which are now completely bare. I can make a difference in my back yard, so my intention is to do something to help the natural wildlife and manifest a habitat for them that makes a safe haven for wildlife that visits and moves in.
There is so much building work that is taking place in our area of Oxfordshire, and nature of all kinds is being displaced at an incredible rate. So, I am consciously providing whatever I can imagine that could be helpful to the Birds, Bees, Frogs, Butterflies, Hoverflies and Hedgehogs that may pass through my garden.
I’ve decided that it would be timely to make a fab wreath to help nesting birds. I saw a wreath in a garden centre and it’s basically the wreath frame stuffed with bits and pieces that Birds love to use for nesting materials. I would normally sweep or throw this kind of thing away so it was an eye opener for me to see the price to buy this kind of wreath that I could make for next to nothing at home.