Monday, 4 June 2007

Around The Margins Of One Of The Barleycorn Ponds






9 comments:

RUTH said...

So beautiful and so natural. What a wonderful array of plants.

A wildlife gardener said...

Thank you, Ruth. It was hard work, but it's great to see all the life in and around the pond now.

shirl said...

Wow – I can hear the wildlife from here!

How many ponds are there and are they interlinked at all? What about the tadpoles have they legs yet and do you get ducks visiting? It must be great to have the space to have so much water and wonderful to have all the beautiful reflections too.

On my visit to Chelsea Flower Show we also visited Beth Chatto’s Garden. I was looking forward to seeing her dry gravel garden but I really loved her interlinking ponds with the scale of plants and overhanging willows - have you seen it?

A wildlife gardener said...

We have two ponds, shirl...one at the front and the other at the back of the house, instead of grass as I'm allergic to pollen...and cutting grass makes me sneeze!

We have had ducks once or twice...they mopped up the duckweed..no really!

The taddies have legs now...

Not seen Beth Chatto's garden but I'd like to ...

Kate said...

Your pond has such a vibrant quality to it. I love the colours of the plants ... they are enlivening at the same time they are soothing ... I would love to see more pics!

Naturegirl said...

So peaceful around your pond I am sure the froggys are in their glory!Love the show of colors around the pond. Hugs NG

A wildlife gardener said...

Welcome Kate. Lovely to see you again. Thank you for your encouraging comments. I always post photos of what's happening at Barleycorn on this garden blog, so there will be more of the pond to come when the lilies are in bloom :)

Thank you for visiting again, Nature Girl. The ponds are a haven for wildlife, which is great for them, and great for us too :)

Ruth Welter said...

Ow, these photos are just beautiful...thanks for sharing them.

A wildlife gardener said...

Thank you, Ruth. You are welcome...come again.