Day 103: Dead wood

Daily details from the garden to bring you inspiration throughout the year

Taking inspiration for our log pile wildlife habitat from the floor of our local woodland

Taking inspiration for our log pile wildlife habitat from the floor of our local woodland

We felled a young ash sapling last weekend that had shot up with indecent speed in a corner of the garden. Most of its wood will be bound for the log store, but some will stay at the back of the garden, piled up to decay back into the soil in its own good time. Over this period, it will make a home for all manner of insects, mosses, and fungi, perhaps a wood mouse might take refuge, and a solitary bee may set up home. Ivies will clamber around and over, and birds will come and peck about for a meal. There’s a lot you can do for your garden, and the wildlife that would like to live there, if you can resist the urge to be too tidy.


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