Saturday, 21 May 2011

Linda Monk and Pond

Fab day today, wonderful and inspiring workshop with Linda Monk, really pleased with book I have made, have decided that I will put black cartridge paper in mine, as the cover is black and gold. So need a trip to Basildon!

Then home to wire up pump and filter for pond, amazing how long it takes to thread cables through conduit and put plugs on.... But finally got there and my frog seems very happy with his new home :-)



Oscar testing out the foot path


New pond feeding intonation old puddle!


Righthand side of rockery sorted - yes I know you can see the hose leading to the pump, didn't think about how to hide this in my enthusiasm, hopefully lots if plants will want to grow over it in time.



Monday, 2 May 2011

Pond so Far

I am ok with the digging but not much good with the wall building, first lot I used the wrong sand, thought builders sand spoke for itself, but no, should have used sharp sand - silly me! Good job mist of the wall will be hidden :-)



The hole


The transplanted Plants seem to be surviving





Bit worried about the tree though :-(


Oscar has been a help!!


So far, so good



Sunday, 1 May 2011

Monday, 25 April 2011

Butterfly syndrome

Back to work in the garden, trying to work out where to put the filter :-(
Decided that this tree needed to be moved, but first needed to dig up an old route as this was the only suitable place to transplant tree to, two hours later.... Decided I had had enough of digging so out came the hedge trimmers and the conifers along the back of the garden got a hair cut.



Then back to digging, this tree to be moved to,


To here


Didn't get as much route up as I hoped, and it doesn't look very well.
But now have nice big gap...



Sunday, 24 April 2011

Perfectly lovely Easter Sunday

Walked Oscar, then wrapped threads fie EG Regional Day. Then up to Mum's for lunch with family.






My Easter present from Millie Mai


Garden looking beautiful


Then home to build a retaining wall for the pond



Friday, 22 April 2011

Project for the summer

As I have decided to be sensible and not get a puppy, thought I would buy a new pump and fish for my pond.



Then thought it was a bit small and would really like one like Sharne's. So Oscar and I got digging!!!
First of all need to dig up shrubs and move them to the part of the garden that I lost a lot of plants in the winter - I know this is probably the wrong time to do it, but they have two chances:-)
Before I started my mornings work



These are to be moved to here


So far so good, need to get some ericaceae soil before I move the Pieris, providing I am not too stiff I will do that tomorrow.