Hello friends, it’s Eddie Teddie!
Yippee! It’s Spring, my favourite time of the year!
I think Spring is the best because I love all the things that you think of when you think of Spring:
- Tiny chicks
- Fluffy bunnies
- Little lambs
- Beautiful flowers.
I like to go for nice long walks in the sunshine and see how many spring things I can see. On my last walk I saw some brown and white cows and lots of yellow daffodils.
It also seems like spring is the perfect time of year to look at your finances. I’ve noticed Mum and Dad are taking a close look at theirs. This is because it’s the start of a new tax year. As Mum and Dad are checking out their finances, I did mine too!
I counted up all the money I have saved so far this year. I wanted to make sure that I am on track to reach my savings goal by the end of 2019.
Great news, I am! I even had a little more money than I was expecting to. I decided to do something to celebrate my achievement so far. As I love spring so much, I thought it would be a good idea to plant some flowers in the garden.
Spring is the best time to plant new flowers and it is a great excuse to spend even more time outside. The flowers that grow will encourage lots of bees and butterflies to visit my garden over the summer.
Choosing the seeds
At the weekend Dad took me to the garden centre to choose some seeds to sow. I decided to buy a packet of wildflower mixed seeds. When they flower there will be lots of different colours and shapes to see.
Do you remember when I learned all about conservation? Mum said by planting these seeds we will be creating a lovely home for lots of bugs and other wildlife. It will give them plenty of food and shelter. I think that is very important!
Encouraging wildlife into your garden
Here are some more ideas of things you can do to help support the wildlife in your garden:
Put up a bird box.
The birds will be able to lay their eggs and raise their hatchlings. You could also put up some bird feeders. Then you know that the birds will have plenty of food too.
Make a pond in your garden.
If you don’t have space for a proper pond you can just bury a container up to its rim in your garden and fill it with water. This will give frogs somewhere to live and a source of water for other creatures to drink.
You can make a brilliant home for lots of creepy crawlies in your garden. Either buy one from a shop or you make one yourself! To make a bug hotel, ask a grown up if there are any spare bricks, rocks or bits of wood you can use. Stack them up and place twigs, leaves, straw and pinecones in the gaps. This makes sure that there are loads of nooks and crannies for the bugs to make their homes in.
I can’t wait for my flowers to grow and to see all of the critters who come to live there. I hope you have a really fun spring!
Lots of love,