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.