Another great Father’s Day project for beginners is to build a wildlife-friendly feature for the garden and you can do this with the plants you sow or even get out the toolbox and build a wildlife home. When constructing an insect hotel, or similar, the trickiest part is building the outer structure.
As long as you have prepared some timber cut-offs or some repurposed wooden boxes, you can pull together a structure to start. Then it’s just a case of inserting the smaller hollow items needed to fill the inner sections. Here’s a guide on how you might go about building one.
If your Dad isn’t accustomed to garden cultivation, start with something easy like putting in some new summer bedding plants—there’s no quicker way to brighten up a garden than with some multicoloured blooms scattered in the borders and flowerbeds. Luckily, as well as gratifying, this is a really quick job too.
Take a visit to your local garden centre and don’t be put off by the vast selection, you can quickly narrow it down once you start reading the plant labels—for my guide on what to look out for label-wise, just read my blog.
Now you know what you’re looking for, you can pick plants that are well-suited. Sweet peas, busy Lizzies, and geraniums are all staples in summer gardens but, before you buy, get an idea of how they look together. Plants in blues and purples are a sure-fire win, complimenting one another as well as being an all-time favourite for bees.