Pond revamp part 2! We thought it was 2 separate parts to the pond, 1 being a shallow area but actually it was just a solid dam made by the monster iris roots and a creeping carpet type plant combined with an overhanging heather. We dragged it out and cleaned up the water before cutting it down a bit, placing it at the edge and then adding a selection of oxygenating small plants, filtering reeds and grasses and my favourite little floating cleaning plant 💚 we also found a little frog and what may be newts or tadpoles, they were quick and I didn't catch a good look at them 👀 as long as they're not a forgotten fish because I have a phobia of fish 😅 it's looking a lot happier in there now and more natural. The mass of plant pots around it are the current toddler deterrent for when friends visit whilst I panic everytime they so much as look at it!! Luckily everyone else has babies for the moment, just the neighbour's cat that keeps trying to climb in 🤨
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Loving the summer flowers and nature ......sweet peas purple shades from our allotment, sunflower and agapanthus blooming in my parents garden 🌻. And not forgetting wildlife.....plenty of toadlets enjoying the pond in my parents garden 🐸
#mygardenthismonth day 15, scented. The new dawn is still exuding it's sweet smell. The alliums have their own special smell. Phlox is starting to flower in my north facing boarders and the other flowers just add to a scent of colour. Actually, my garden is nearly at the later summer flowers. There's always a bit of a lull between the end of june and the middle to late July. I've decided to go for more pot plants this year to bridge the gap but am feeling guilty as I have to use more water. Next year we'll be looking to add another water butt. I'm really enjoying this warm weather. Everything seems to slow down and becomes less stressful.
Fish need oxygen to survive. When a stretch of hot, dry weather occurs, oxygen levels in your pond decrease, a situation that is not uncommon this time of year. You will see your fish on the surface of the water gulping for oxygen. To rectify this situation, turn on your aeration system and monitor the actions displayed by your fish until oxygen levels return to normal. #koi#gardenpond
The pond is full to bursting with little newts so the pondweed clearing and mowing will have to wait. The areas we are leaving to rewild are looking gorgeous and thrumming with bees. Butterflies are dancing on the uncut patches on the lawns. Yesterday a fox trotted across the drive into the scrub patch where the fallen tree is. Toads abound. #newts#gardenpond#wildlife#rewilding#thisisanark#letsbuildanark