Holly Blue butterfly —by Janice Gill

How does my Garden Grow?

In 2018 I wrote weekly about my garden and all the visitors I got, birds, insects, mammals all had their days alongside the plants.

Since then I’ve moved house. I no longer have a large and diverse garden on the edge of the Peak District but have an average town garden, surrounded by houses. The front of the house sports a supposedly low maintenance gravelled area with a couple of shrubs in it. The rear garden is mostly…