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En­cour­age wildlife into your gar­den to re­duce the need for any chem­i­cal in­ter­ven­tion. A pond will en­cour­age frogs who will help keep slugs and snails un­der con­trol.

Sin­gle flow­ered blooms make it easy for bees and but­ter­flies to get to the nec­tar which in turn aids pol­li­na­tion. Trees and shrubs round the bound­ary aid pri­vacy. Hanging bas­kets are a move­able fea­ture and aren’t just for sum­mer – a win­ter bas­ket can brighten many a gloomy day.

A stag called Henry peers through the trees and Deb­bie said: I have to var­nish him ev­ery year to pre­vent him from rust­ing and did won­der whether I should change his name when my grand­son was born named Henry, but I de­cided not to.

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