Hello everyone and I’m a little late with my Six on Saturday but we have been ultra busy today. We have visited RHS Cardiff this morning, had lunch at Tredegar House on our way home, had a quick look at the house and gardens and then home for some gardening in this glorious sunshine! It’s been 17 degrees this afternoon in Wiltshire so we felt energised to get in the garden for the last few hours of the afternoon.
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This is such a lovely little Alpine with stunning pink flowers! It’s looks so pretty against the white pebbles around the new pond.
I’m really pleased to have seen a number of frogs in the new pond already. It’s really thriving and I think we have picked a perfect spot for it. I have moved a few lilies and pond weed from the old pond but will leave the rest in the old pond now until the Autumn as there are newts in it. I will then move any other plants and slowly try to integrate any other wildlife.
I’m amazed the new pond is full of life already. The spawn was laid in the pond within a week of us finishing it so I was worried that it would survive. It has and the tadpoles seem to be happy and have enough to eat.
We extended the blue border today. It wasn’t planned (it never is!) but we had some stone left over and it now matches the other side in size and looks more symmetrical. The border is full of primroses, forget-me-nots, foxgloves, hyacinths, blue poppies, fritillaries and salvia. I now have room for more!
We have seen many bee flies today in the garden. If you have never seen one, google them as they are truly beautiful and almost look cute! Dottie has been chasing them. I couldn’t get a decent photo of one but I thought this photo of Dottie was funny! You can also see the new border which looks much more symmetrical now with the cottage border on the other side.
I love it when we see blossom on the trees. This is a cherry that we planted last year and it started flowering whilst we were out today so it was lovely to comeback today to see it.
Thank goodness for this sunshine, it’s supposed to be warm this week so happy gardening everyone!
A blog about my life in The Old House, a mum to teenagers, a primary school teacher and my passion for gardening.