At Barnaby Grange the garden is abuzz with life. All through the seasons little creatures are bustling about among the flowers and shrubs, never stopping until the very coldest days of winter.
They are building and repairing their homes, searching for food and trying to keep out of trouble.
They also like to get together now and then for a chat, especially in the fine, long days of summertime.
Milly Pede is perhaps the busiest of them all. Her tiny legs are hardly ever still as she hurries to and fro, keeping a watchful eye on all her friends and neighbours.