Not just any old puddle

Yesterday, it was mayhem at work because of a fire in one of our generators, leading to a power outage which shut all the buildings I was trying to use. So, there was nothing to do but come home – and see if I could work remotely.

This meant that I got to see the garden in daylight and immediately noticed that rainwater (yes, it was also a dismally wet winter day) had started to collect at the bottom of the pond area.

Fortunately, the water has now drained away, which for the sake of building the pond is good news – I hadn’t fancied trying to scoop out water to lay the sand and liner. It is also good news for the plants in the rest of the garden. I had been fearful that their roots would be submerged for long periods but it seems not.

In other words, though more dense and less porous than the topsoil, the subsoil should be possible to scrap down by another couple of inches. I’m leaving that till the weekend, though.


About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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