Spring

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as the gar­dens burst into life once more, aphids can po­ten­tially pro­duce 600 bil­lion de­scen­dants in a sea­son, while a pond in one of the fea­tured gar­dens be­comes a mat­ing ground for dozens of frogs.

‘It’s fas­ci­nat­ing that a lit­tle shal­low pond is full of life and pro­vides a home for an enor­mous num­ber of an­i­mals, not just frogs and tad­poles but also drag­on­fly lar­vae,’ says Chris. ‘So one minute your pond is empty and the next it has masses of spawn but they do get eaten by birds. I sat down be­side that pond and saw a robin hop down and scoff a tad­pole.’

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