A friend advised me to plant more trees in my garden. The fruits and flowers will attract the birds plus the leaves and branches can house the nests the more shaggy the garden the better.
I think she is quite correct.
Shaggy and overgrown. That's a real garden. Natural.
|A place like this can impress birdsAdd caption|
|Thats a snake slithering through the fence|
A tree too tall has got to be chopped off like what happened to the cempaka .
The five gaharu trees have grown tall. Birds like to perch and play hopping among the branches.
There is a dukong tree which does not produce fruits even in season. The roots are about to encroach the foundation area of the house. When we thought of felling it the tree started to flower and gave us fruits like these. So keep it.
|After being threatened to chop off it start bearing fruits|
I suppose birds don't like them
|Leaves of limau purut used in recipes for its characteristic flavour|
|Destroyed by squirrels|
The mulberry trees are fast growing and have to be trimmed from time to time.
The fruits are well liked by the birds
|Bulbul likes berries|
|Oriole also come for berries|
|As sour as can be|
The abundant fruits shall not go to waste though its sour.
- It can be sun dried and made as an ingredient in acar.
- It can be a substitution for tamarind.
- It can be cooked to make sandwich filling
I make sandwich filling with this belimbing buluh.
(Ignore the two packaging behind , for props only..)
Clockwise belimbing, soaked dried shrimps,onions, palm sugar n salt, chili paste, ginger garlic paste.
. . .until dry
. . .and season to taste..
Cool. Keep in fridge, let mellow on the day.The next day spread on bread slices. Nyum.
Make sandwiches with this and ta pau for your bird outing.
If you like it hot put more chili.
|Some like it hotter|