The Wildlife Garden -April 2017.

The Wildlife Garden with the pond is looking really great at the moment. This is the area at the bottom of the garden which we cleared in December. There is still a lot of old stone at the very end of this area but the pond area is looking much better. I cleared the pond out last year and planted a few new plants around the edges such as foxgloves and ferns. I also planted some Fritillary bulbs in the Autumn and I’m so pleased to see they are now flowering and looking stunning! There is also cowslips, primroses, grape hyacinths and bluebells appearing too which is fantastic!

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The pond itself is full of tadpoles at the moment.

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The water itself is not looking too clear so I’m going to add more oxygenating plants to try to improve the water quality. I’m a little concerned that the pond liner is degrading so have added some pebbles around the edge. I really don’t want to have to replace the liner as this would mean having to drain the pond and starting again. Any suggestions from anyone about that? Is there anything else I could do? If not, is Autumn the best time to replace it?

The Cherry tree at the front of the house is looking so pretty too…

OH THE JOYS OF LIVING IN THE OLD HOUSE IN THE SHIRES.

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