The garden is managed to encourage wildlife with the help of the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and the Churnet Valley Project. The bee hotel now provides a refuge for several species of bee and other beneficial insects.
The long grass with a mown path in the shape of the Staffordshire Knot is a mini-hay meadow, created by strewing hay from a species-rich hay meadow reserve.
This summer we were thrilled to find a Southern hawker dragonfly zooming around the garden.
The squirrels have of course made the garden and trees beyond their home.