Category Archives: Pond and bog garden

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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Planting up – bogs and pegs

My first job this morning was to plant out a couple more broad bean plants and cover them with netting. It was great to repurpose the poles from cloches which had succumbed to the wind, so that I could hang … Continue reading

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I’ve already got some of these!

The weather this weekend has hardly been springlike and conducive to gardening, so just as well I was away. However, on the way home, I stopped off at Belton garden centre to see if they had any pheromone traps to … Continue reading

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