In the garden: Design challenge: Attracting birds
I have labelled the area of interest "1."
Area 1 gets partial morning sun (trees are in the way) and partial late afternoon sun (peeking round a building). There's more of it outside the photo, in the direction of the "Etc." arrow.
The challenge: I would like to attract more birds to my area. And I remember Nipper's Dad saying that "birds like a mess," and places to nest. So here are my thoughts on how to get to that point.
I picture birds nesting in the bushes. But what kind of bush? If I can figure that out soon, I could order some from Fedco for spring delivery. (I don't like evergreens -- that tree I hate is an evergreen -- and I don't like those bushes with spikes and red berries. And I don't like scraggly.
Then, in front of the bushes, I can make a mess for the birds; anything I pull out of the ground can go there and rot, instead of the compost bins, especially branches and twigs in the spring.
And then I put some flowers in front of the whole thing, but it occurs to me now that the drawing is done, that I should just make that a solid bed of wildflowers.