Many of our members are keen and skilful gardeners. Keeping your birds in a garden setting is very pleasing to the eye. Perimeter netting is never pretty but some plants lend themselves to growing up a vertical surface. Ceanothus is a good choice and it has been looking very good this year. The bees love it! Also known as Californian Lilac, Ceanothus is an evergreen shrub, hardy in most parts of the country. It tolerates pruning and is easily trained along a fence. Several varieties have been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit, so you know they will be “good doers”.