Wild Corner House
The cottage garden at the Corner House is an oasis for wildlife right in the middle of our High Street! It contains a wealth of plants for pollinating insects which ensure there are flowers and nectar throughout the year. These include winter stars like primroses, hellebores and elephant’s ears. Seed heads are left intact to provide food for birds during the colder months, such as the dramatic cardoon – a giant thistle which towers 1.5m above the garden.
A new insect hotel has been added in a sunny spot on the old brick wall, with nooks and crannies for butterflies, lacewings, red mason bees (a solitary type of bee) and ladybirds. At the back of the Corner House is a compost bin and leaf piles, and tucked out of sight, a stack of decaying old wood.