Boxing Day home and away

This Christmas, the weather seems to have been particularly gloomy but I was determined to make the best of it. Thus, the first item on my list was to have a look round Rufford Park in Nottinghamshire.

I think we will need to go back in the spring or summer to get a proper appreciation of it. However, I was pleased to see the huge holly trees and a number of yews in the parkland. I was also taken with the story of Anne Savile

defending Sheffield Castle during the English Civil War (1642-1651), when she was in the later stages of pregnancy.

After this outing and upon arriving home, it seemed fitting to get the spade out and continue the pond-building. Having talked to my dad about it, I have decided to add a bog garden to the side of my pond. And I have a good idea of how I am going to achieve this.

More will be revealed in the forthcoming days.

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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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14 Responses to Boxing Day home and away

  1. Good luck with the bog garden

  2. Clare Pooley says:

    We have a small pond that needs renovation and I want to add a bog garden to it. I will be interested to see how you manage to make yours. I hope you had a good Christmas – best wishes for a happy and healthy 2019.

  3. skyeent says:

    I’m interested to see how the bog garden works out. I thought about it with my polytunnel pond, but couldn’t work out how to get a depth of pond and bog in the space I had. At the moment I’m just using baskets for the plants (don’t forget flat shelves to sit them on at different depths) but I may still consider a bog overflow…..maybe I can lose a path?

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