The Reptile Refuge is having a make-over! After many years, blackthorn scrub had severely enclosed this space and little sun was reaching the garden so few basking areas remained for any reptiles.
We removed a lot of blackthorn and re-aligned the fencing to create a rectangular space including space for compost bins. We quickly planted a hedge in this new ‘corner’. We have chosen to plant berry-bearing trees and shrubs, which will also create shelter from those north winds.