I set out on Saturday with intentions to get the supplies to make a mosaic bath for the small birds and butterflies. I have a big bird bath, but notice that the smaller birds and butterflies are a bit timid to go there. I have some quite aggresive birds called friarbirds that chase them away. There was a homewares shop having a huge sale and I wandered in there and discovered the most amazing array of beautiful mosiac bowls.
Next stop was the hardware shop where I found a sealer for trerracotta pots. It is suitable for birds and butterflies, so after about four layers I am good to go - It needs to cure for 48 hours before buing filled with water. If anyone is looking for this type of sealer look in the garden ponds section - not the paints section!
For the base I have just rested it into a glazed blue pot - I think I wanted it higher, but then that would be unstable, and my grandson does tentd to rush around the garden when he comes visiting, playing hide and seek, so this might be the best spot. Nestled right into the herb spiral. Alongside some cosmos which the butterflies love. The yellow breasted honeyeaters are always gorging on in the nectar from the passionfruit flowers just above the herb spiral so I am thinking they will pay their new bath a visit. I might have to put a rock or two in so that the butterlfies have a flat space to alight.