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The less booze addled of you may recall I put in a pond last year, this is how it looked today. image







  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,297

    Very smartimage

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • The little tree is covered in baby plums. Been seeing dragonflies emerging from the pond over the last few days too.

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge Posts: 3,502

    Looks fab Steveimage Love the rose.

    What's the tall reed called?

    Wearside, England.
  • Thanks. image

    On the right in the gravel bed surrounding the pond? It's a victoria plum on a very dwarfing stock.


    Of course, if I wasn't blind then I'd have read that properly...


    I can't recall, the labels were all in a box that went awol when I was clearing the greenhouse ready for its replacement...

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge Posts: 3,502

    Ah, blindness. I've heard what causes that.

    Wearside, England.
  • I'm too old for that type of nonsense!

  • I'd certainly hope not! image

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge Posts: 3,502

    I'd be over the moon if I had dragonflies in the pond - how coolimage

    I might keep an eye out for that reed although I suspect my pond is too small for anymore plants...

    Wearside, England.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,055

    How lovely image

    We watched dragonflies laying eggs around our pond last year, so are awaiting further developments ........... image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Amazing. I had to sort out one of the pots in the pond that had fallen over and to my delight I spied a newt in the pond! My other half thinks I am nuts to be quite so excited but this makes all of my effort, sweat and aches worthwhile!

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