The life story of a butterfly and many other insects is amazing. From the eating machine of the caterpillar stage through the pupae to the final emergence as an adult, the butterfly is one of the most beautiful end products. Only 56 species of butterly remain in the UK.
Common frogs won’t spend all year in your pond, all they need is damp and shade so it is quite possible to find frogs in the grass and under logs and other hiding places quite a long way from the nearest body of water.
Lavender is a bushy herb from which cuttings can quite easily be taken as I found out last year when I tried for the first time. I selected a few stems of new growth and pulled them away from the main stem making sure I took with it a small strip of the bark.