Glo, Porcelain Rose, recently asked how the pond is so I thought that as I’ve just tidied both of them, and their surroundings, I’d do a post on them.
When I took the plot on I wanted a small pond and used an old green washing up bowl which is half filled with stones.It’s situated near the log pile on the wild patch, and I’ve been lucky to see, and photograph, a couple of Frog Newtons* in it.
I’ve also seen a fox drinking from it. That’s about it apart from a few snails as it is mostly hidden from view.
The other pond is a large green plastic dustbin lid positioned on the edge of the flower bed.This one is filled with small stones, and all I’ve ever seen in it are bees drinking. To the left is the foot high oak tree, at the right of centre bottom can be seen a few about to flower primroses and along the top edge are some lilies.
On arriving at the plot I always check both ponds and top up with water if need be.
What I’d really like to see on the dustbin lid one is a colourful damselfly which I have seen flying around on some summer days.
[*The name Newton was decided on as the plot is on the Newton Park East Allotment Site]
Happy ponderings, and have a good weekend!