Category Archives: Pond and bog garden

Introducing the ferns

I have long wanted a fern in my garden and finally a couple of weeks ago I acquired two from RHS Wisley. These were destined for the spot between the fence and the pond. However, two weeks ago, the phacelia … Continue reading

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Sighting a blue butterfly

After last summer’s heatwave and the difficulties I had both locking my back door and getting to bed at a reasonable hour, I have worked out tactics to avoid these now that we have moved into summery weather. The first … Continue reading

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Nibbling the dandelion

Over lunch, I watched with fascination as a variety of birds came into the garden. One in particular caused great amusement, for after it had supped from the pond it turned its attention to something green. Who would have thought … Continue reading

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First there was one and then there were three

Ever since I missed an opportunity to take a photograph of a blackbird making use of the pond, I’ve been on the lookout for another. The birds are generally too quick but yesterday I was in luck. Taking a photo … Continue reading

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Dwarf waterlily

Over the past few weeks, algae has been growing in my pond, so I’ve been on the lookout for an oxygenating plant to tackle the unwanted growth. Of course, not every nursery sells exactly what you want. My parents had … Continue reading

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Another unnamed gift

One of the other members of my Knit and Natter group asked me if I would be interested in something from her garden. It apparently likes damp soil, so I thought why not for the bog garden. I’m not so … Continue reading

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A forgotten pocket

Over the winter at Old Sleningford Farm, we cleared an area of dead vegetation. I asked if I could keep some of the seed heads for my garden and put them in my jacket pocket. Then I didn’t wear the … Continue reading

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