Posted: 17/10/2013 at 20:34
Sarah I know what you mean - I must have every bird in the neighbourhood visiting and its costing a small mortgage but so worth it to know I am helping keep the odd endangered species going. My property is near a marsh area so I get such a wonderful variety that it is an expenditure I don't mind, but I also spend far too much on my garden, usually end up giving the plants away after a season as I realise they will never be happy there. A lot of it seems to come under the heading of "it seemed a good idea at the time". One day I will win the lottery and get a landscaper in to do it right!
As far as tools go I just stick with the mantra - they don't make em like they used to!