Friday, 26 August 2016

The garden of the Ranger's Cottage/Office is buzzing with life at the moment. We let what once were lawns in the gamekeeper's garden, grow free and they have blossomed into fabulous meadows, which we cut once a year and remove the cuttings. They're rich with all sorts of flowers throughout the season, but at this time of year its purple with black knapweed. This is a really important late nectar source for insects like butterflies, bees and hoverflies. Pictured is a peacock having a refuel. Liza.

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