Are we able, even with a small back-garden, to set aside space for nature to take its course a little?
When, about a year ago, my wife and I moved into our bungalow, from our large detached house, there were only a couple of downsides to the downsize— one of which was the new place had a much smaller garden than we were used to. Not only that, the previous owners had laid out most of the limited space to tidy lawns, block paving and concrete, with only a few isolated shrubs and bulbs around the edges. All this was a far cry from our previous long garden that we had long-ago learned to run, shall we say, ‘a bit wild’ in places and into which we had enthusiastically let nature move in. If there is such a thing as a ‘cultivated wild-garden’ (early-Genesis fans might spot the reference) then that was what we were aiming for.