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Valencia

Green Tip

Don't drape curtains over radiators - you end up heating the air by the window instead of your room.
Barbie

Yep, mine go over my banisters upstairs...I would dearly love one of them old fashioned airers that you pulled up high over the stairs.
Valencia

Leave out old apples for winter thrushes such as fieldfare and redwing from Scandinavia.
Barbie

Winter food for the birds.

The best ratio for this recipe is one part fat to two parts dry mixture. Mix all your dry ingredients together in a bowl. Melt some lard or suet in a pan and add the dry mix. Stir well until the fat has all been absorbed and the mixture sticks together.
Make a hole in the bottom of a yoghurt pot and thread through a length of twine or string, then pack the pot with your warm fat mixture.
Place in the fridge overnight to set, then cut through and peel away the pot. Tie a big knot at one end of the twine to secure the cake.
Hang the cake in a tree or shrub and wait for the birds to come and feast.
Valencia

Good bird recipe Barbie.

Move bird feeders from time to time so predators don't learn to use them as a takeaway.
Valencia

Don't leave out cooking fat for birds as the grease damages their feathers.  Try try fat balls or Christmas cake crumbs.
Valencia

Use a wormery to turn kitchen waste into rich compost and fertiliser.
Valencia

Comb your cat or dog hair and leave the fur out for nesting material.
Valencia

Put up the nest boxes, the birds are beginning to flirt.
Barbie

I had noticed the birds.  Shocked
Valencia

Jasmine tea before bed can help you relax and get to sleep.
Valencia

Rake up moss from lawns and leave it out for birds to use in nests.
Valencia

Help bees and butterflies by planting spring nectar plants such as aubretia, primrose and grape hyacinth. For summer try lavender and buddleia.
Valencia

Put up bird nest boxes facing away from the s*n so the chicks don't roast.
Valencia

Deter clothes moths with a bag of lavender in the wardrobe.
Valencia

Check for wildlife before cutting hedges or long grass.
Valencia

A compost heap will enrich your soil and keep garden waste and food peelings from going to landfill.
Valencia

Find where you can recycle furniture from chairs to beds through the Furniture Re-use Network - www.frn.org.uk
Valencia

Clean and re-use plastic cutlery instead of throwing it away after one meal.
Valencia

Water plants first thing in the morning or in the evening to reduce evaporation.
Valencia

Chop up compost material to make it rot down more quickly.
Valencia

Water your plants with a soaker hose.  It's more efficient than a hose-pipe.

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