On my recent tour of the Permaculture Visions property at Mount Kembla, I saw lots of great ideas for gardening and property design. I’ll outline them in a series of posts over the next week or two.
The first idea I really liked was to use discarded bird cages to protect seedlings from pillaging wild birds and roaming chickens.
Our local council does a kerbside junk pickup every 6 months or so, where they collect unwanted stuff that doesn’t fit into the normal garbage bins. People put out broken chairs, exercise machines, BBQs, pieces of timber, and all sorts of junk. I have been known to stop and grab something useful when it catches my eye :-). Everyone is fine with people taking stuff – it diverts the junk from landfill and gives it a new life.
One thing I’ve noticed a lot is broken birdcages. They’re often a little rusty, or the bottom has fallen off, or the door hinge no longer works. What a great idea to rip the bottom off and place them over plants that need a little extra protection!
They look kind of cool dotted around the garden, too.
What tips do you have to protect plants from chickens and wildlife? Please share in the comments!