Back Garden

This is the back garden in July 2007 looking to the west. The lawn is kept grazed short by two guinea pigs and two rabbits. It had not been cut with a lawn mower at all in this year. To the right is a new flower border with plants to attract butterflies and bees. Some plants have been damaged by the grazing but hollyhocks, teasels, black knapweed, candytuft and a chicory have survived to flower. A bird table is on a wall at the back and a hedge grows along the wall on the left. The tallest tree at the back is a cherry. You can just see its trunk behind Flopsy. A Cotoneaster horizontalis bush behind the pond is the best bee plant in the garden. There is a narrow strip of ground over the wall next to the pavement on which I have planted a wildlife-friendly hedge.