Boundary Cottage Open Day: Sunday 15th July
Gardening for wildlife is one of those trendy phrases that have cropped up in the media over the last decade. Although my garden is by no means organic, my no dig method of gardening, combined with naturalistic planting, means that the garden at Boundary Cottage is rich with wildlife.
|Great Crested Newt
The thing that we were most excited about, was discovering that we have Great Crested Newts in many of our ponds. We knew that they had been observed in the area, and the big field pond next door certainly had a breeding population, but finding them in our own garden was brilliant.
For those of you who may be coming to the Open Day next weekend, if you take the time to gaze into the water, you may just be lucky enough to spot one, although they are quite elusive. The adults will usually be leaving the water in July and August and live on land until they hibernate in September/October. My garden, with its piles of logs and pots and pavers near the greenhouse, provides a good habitat for newts to hibernate.
|Two of the Boundary Cottage ponds