Rain rain, don’t go away!
When we were tidying up the garden to get it ready for my birthday party, we accidently pulled the hosepipe out of the waterfall on the pond. We lost a lot of water before Ant noticed and emptied the water from the rain barrel into the pond. It didn’t fill it to where it had been but it looked a bit better.
Ever since then, we’ve been wishing the hot summer sun away in favour of rain!
The hot weather hasn’t helped the water level and we switched the waterfall pump off to try and save as much water as possible.
Today we had 2 really good downpours, so much so that I was excited enough to text Ant (who was in Sheffield, dropping Kaycee off at her sister’s) to let him know it was raining!
It stopped for a while then came back with a vengeance. I’m pleased to say the pond is now fully topped up and there’s even some water left in the rain barrel
All the plants are going to need a little while to recover I think. There doesn’t seem to be as many as before.
We couldn’t add tap water because it’s a wildlife pond and we didn’t want the water to upset the balance.
It’s got an excellent variety of pond life such as dragonfly larvae, tadpoles (still!) and baby frogs amongst others so tap water wasn’t an option.
We’ve been able to switch the waterfall back on today. I didn’t realise how much I’d missed it until I heard the running water again.
I just hope our wish for rain doesn’t mean we’ve seen the last of the summer sun. It would be a shame if we don’t get the chance to sit out and enjoy the pond now it’s back to its former glory!