People wanting to take on a new hobby or challenge can sometimes find themselves needing that initial push to get started.
New episodes of a special Aberdeen City Council gardening and nature series are now available for people to watch online, and are designed to create just that spark of encouragement.
From planting carrots to building a “wildlife hotel”, council gardeners and countryside rangers have recorded footage from their homes offering hints and tips.
The online showcase, which can be accessed via the council’s Youtube channel, has tutorials on gardening at home and advice on how to watch wildlife and nature from the the comfort of residents’ homes or back gardens.
The first videos, entitled“how to plant veg” and “wildlife in your garden”, have already proved popular.
Environmental chargehand, Danny Shard, who stars in the first video, said: “The videos will provide a few tips and ideas you can do from home to get growing in your garden during this difficult time for everybody.”
Ian Talboys, countryside ranger service manager, features in the second video.
He said: “Now that many of us are working from home, we may not be able to get out to our favourite walk or wildlife site – but it is amazing what you can see in your own back garden or on your local walk.
“We want to share what we have in our ordinary gardens to encourage others to take a closer look at nature on their doorstep.”