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Wildlife Pond

It’s been a while since I wrote about the garden because frankly, it’s a mess and needs a huge amount of work doing on it.
I kept putting it off but over the last few weeks we’ve made a start and things are finally getting the way we want them.

The biggest project by far is the wildlife pond, waterfall and stream that the super wonderful husband is in the process of creating.

Wildlife Pond in our garden

We’re waiting for some pond plants to be delivered that we ordered from eBay and Ant’s nearly got everything sorted on the waterfall (we’re having a few setbacks due to leaks but he’s getting there!) and stream so hopefully we’ll be getting some wildlife in there soon!

The earlier plans I had for the garden have been totally changed! Where the pond was going to go at the top of the garden, we’re now designating that area for the 10ft round paddling pool we’re going to buy this year. I’m sick of buying blow up ones that get popped in the first week so we’re going to spend a bit more money and get a stronger one.

The pond is now next to the patio so that I can sit by the side of it and watch the wildlife. I’ve already been out there just listening to the water when the waterfall has been on and I absolutely love it. It’s going to look wonderful when it’s all planted up.

As to the rest of the garden, Ant wants to build a hobbit house for the kids, we’re still planning on covering the patio with a wooden veranda and I’m hoping to be able to afford some comfortable patio furniture at some point this year 🙂

I’ve got a border to dig over, weed and scatter some seeds as well as lots of pots to empty and plant up with new flowers.

It’s a busy time but I love it!

We’ve got far too many of these…..

Snails on Ella's hand

that, as you can see, Ella loves, and the forget me nots have been looking lovely.

Forget me not flowers

After seeing how they’ve taken over my mother in law’s garden, I’m happy I put mine in pots! She’s never had as many as she’s had this year. It does look gorgeous, the sea of blue, but we’ve had to pull lots of them up before they start to seed again.

Talking of seeds, we’ve got too many of these as well

Dandelion seed head

which look really lovely but cause so much hard work!

Finally, the apple tree has had hardly any blossom this year and I fear we won’t be getting half as a good crop out of it as we did last year

Apple tree

It’s nice to be posting about the garden again and I hope to be joining in with HDYGG more often now the house is just about done 🙂



  1. Amanda Masters 28th May 2015 at 5:57 am

    Sounds like wonderful plans for the garden, water features are so relaxing.
    Such a shame about the blossom, but ewww those snails, they just keep reappearing!

  2. Eco Gites of Lénault 28th May 2015 at 4:53 am

    Nice plans – one of the first things we got on with when we moved to France was the garden … the house is still waiting to be finished!

  3. pixiedusk 22nd May 2015 at 10:43 am

    The pond looks so promising. You have a lovely garden and blooms! #hdygg

  4. chickenruby 22nd May 2015 at 7:19 am

    look forward to following the developments with the pond

  5. Mammasaurus 21st May 2015 at 10:37 pm

    Ah lovely to have you joining in again! Our apple tree has been the same, not as much blossom and it didn't seem to last as long this year as I seem to think it did last year, we shall see…
    You might have to re-brand to 'SnailShell Louise' *boom boom*, ok ok I know that was dire!
    Good to have plans for the garden, I need to start planing what to do with ours. An extension and building work over Winter means one of the gardens is pretty barren and in need of love.
    Thanks for joining in again x

  6. Attachment Mummy 21st May 2015 at 9:36 pm

    The pond looks like it's going to be wonderful! Love the Forget-me-Nots and Dandelions too.

  7. Sara Murray 21st May 2015 at 6:22 pm

    I do love the sound of water, so that stream and pond look like they will be wonderful. Dandelions are pretty, but they do pop up everywhere 🙂 #HDYGG

  8. Jibber JabberUK 21st May 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Alays good to have projects in mind. A garden should never sit still! My son loves blowing dandelion clocks at the moment and bringing in 'smail houses' to the house.

  9. Stephanie Robinson 21st May 2015 at 1:11 pm

    We've far too many snails and dandelions too sadly, though I think our toads try and keep the snails at bay – if they ate them all though I think they'd be huge! Your ponds is looking great – good luck plugging the leaks, looking forward to see how your garden progresses 🙂 #hdygg

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