Finally, lots of wildlife-attracting garden plants. Most visitors are welcome, but the moles and badger do make a mess.
Q Should we avoid using any insecticides in our gardens these days?
Now our plot is more of an ''outdoor living room’’.
As The Green Garden Expert says, learn to live with daisies and buttercups.
A We are more relaxed about our gardens these days.
Once we had a “front room’’ attitude, the garden had to be as neat as a pin and free from all weeds and insect-eaten leaves.
But you don’t need wildflowers to create a wildlife haven.
Research has shown that garden plants are just as attractive to birds, bees and butterflies.
His latest, The Green Garden Expert, published this week, reflects the changes that have taken place in the way we garden during the past 50 years.
It looks at the environmental effects of our continuing love-affair with our gardens and the emergence of organic products to replace chemical fertilisers and pesticides. Then came the most enjoyable period – creating gardens from scratch with no help and no labour-saving equipment.