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Measure the roof of your bird table and cut some plastic sheeting to fit over it - this will act as a waterproof membrane. Secure it over the roof with galvanised tacks.
Cut the water-retentive matting to fit over the plastic sheeting and fix it to the roof of the bird table with galvanised tacks.
Use a saw to divide the timber batten into four pieces - one for each slope of the roof. Cut one end of each piece at a 45˚ angle so they fit neatly together at the apex of the roof. Drill some pilot holes into the timber, then screw the battens in place.
To encourage more wildlife to visit your garden, bird tables can be improved with an attractive living, green roof.
Use a craft knife to cut the sedum matting to size, then lay it over the roof of the bird table.
Sprinkle the sedum mat with a slow-release fertiliser and water.