The garden

Summer is here and the garden is in full bloom

We've all become increasingly aware of declining bee numbers in recent years. It's not only bee populations at risk – certain species of hoverflies, ladybirds, moths and butterflies are dwindling in number too. With the disappearance of meadows and countryside, our own gardens become ever more important as insect feeding stations – no matter the size of your garden or window box, there are plenty of ways to help boost the populations of beneficial insects.

Here at Trerice, we're developing the orchard surrounding the knot garden as a haven for pollinators. To help the process along, we're establishing yellow rattle, which will suppress the vigour of the grass and allow an abundance of wildflowers to flourish. It's still early days for our wildflower meadow but we're looking forward to watching this space develop into something special.