From boring to bursting with life...
Originally, the garden consisted of a small lawn with some lavender, a couple of bay trees and little else. Inspired by his love of ponds and wildlife gardens, Jack has transformed his garden into a flourishing environment.
With diverse planting amongst the small rockery, beds and borders (including a wildflower bed) and established aquatic plants, an abundance of wildlife thrives in this garden... The pond attracts birds to drink and bathe, bats feed on the small insects hovering over the water and the fish swim happily. Log piles house insects and over time a noticeable increase of bees, butterflies, dragonflies and birds visit the garden.
To maintain the natural theme, bark was used for the path rather than paving or concrete and reclaimed stone has been used throughout the garden.
Jack is keen about being connected with nature and has an allotment to grow the majority of his fruit and vegetables. But in his garden, you can still find blackcurrant, redcurrant, gooseberry, loganberry, raspberry and blueberry bushes. A small selection of herbs such as such as sage, rosemary, mint and oregano can also be found.