Sunday, 20 September 2009

Bog garden - a note of caution.....


........when planting a newly dug bog garden and most probably an established one as well, always wear wellies and use a board to kneel on!! Obvious I know, but I didn't, well not to start with anyway!
After my initial mista
ke, being pointed out to me in a most ungentlemanly manner as I tried to release myself from the bog, the planting went well.



The whole pond area is really beginning to come together now and as soon as we get around to planting the fruit trees and bushes our front garden will at last look like a garden not a building site.
More insects are arriving in the pond .... to add to the list we now ha
ve pond skaters ( well one ! ) and a diving beetle. We did consider adding a bucket of sludge from a friends pond to kick start the wildlife but it is fascinating seeing what arrives, either being brought in on plants or arriving on their own accord.


3 comments:

colouritgreen said...

I'm looking forward to seeing how it develops.

Eco Gites of Lenault said...

It always amazes me how new ponds get wildlife so quickly. Did you know water boatman can fly to colonise new ponds?

Rosie x

Annie said...

Yes..I am keeping my fingers crossed they find mine :)