As soon as I first saw this garden, I could see that it was home to lots of wildlife. But the garden had very few flowering plants, so I made it a priority to plant as many bee and butterfly friendly plants as I could.
As a result, butterflies and bees now make the garden a regular stop on their journeys. We are encouraging birds to nest in the garden and have put bird boxes on the Eucalyptus tree, well out of the reach of our cats!
I made a bug den using old rotten logs and we have all really enjoyed watching the squirrels hang onto the pine cones until they drop to the floor - hilarious!
The pond has been full of frogs and newts and the sight of the huge electric blue dragonflies darting across the surface of the water in the summer has been really special.