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1 x 52 mins
By giving space to spread out in our gardens we can provide vital habitats for a large number of wild animals and plants. This film shows how garden wetlands, dry stone walls, hedgerows, flower meadows and even the simplest homes for useful creatures will support resident species throughout the year. Sometimes one small step leads to a great change: to help endangered butterfly species, for example, it is enough to plant certain flowers in the garden. A scarcely touched garden is backdrop for the growth and decay of nature over the seasons. Time lapse tracks, macro and micro, slow motion and aerial photography provide an insight into fascinating flora and fauna at our front and back doors. This documentary follows biological cycles through the year and shows how gardens can serve as permanent food source or as a refuge for wildlife.