Step by step
You will need: Rusty wheel or similar salvage item with rope to hang it from a strong tree l small terracotta pots l garden twine l 250g (8oz) vegetable suet or lard l approx 500g (17oz) equal quantities of rolled oats, wild bird seed, grated cheese, crushed peanuts l hips and berries to decorate How to make it 1. Mix the oats, seed, cheese and nuts together in a bowl. 2. Melt the vegetable suet in a pan and gradually stir in the dry mix until the fat is absorbed. Allow to cool slightly. 3. Thread a length of twine through each pot – providing sufficient length to suspend them. 4. Using a wooden spoon, scoop the suet mix into a few of the pots. 5. Suspend the pots from a branch (or your rusty salvage item), adding loose berries, hips and seed to the remaining pots. Decorate with berry garlands.