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waddy

By waddy

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The spring like weather has drawn me out into the garden to do a bit of tidying up and I was pleased to note that after moving the pond last year and revamping the beds, most things look to have come to no harm and are showing signs of new growth.

We decided last year that the pond needed moving further away from its site near the corner of the fence. This turned out much harder work than we had realised!

This was the situation last year. Old pond drained and very smelly!

New pond dug out further away from fence and liner in place, filling up.

The black drainpipe at the back leads from the water tub at the back of the garage. The theory being when it’s full the overflow will drain into the pond. Any plants should hopefully, hide it eventually.

Some plants repositioned and the Arch also repositioned

Some new plants for around the pond edges.

Once the pond was finished, the roses growing next to the Greenhouse were repositioned to form a rose bed with spring bulbs underplanted.

The roses were cut well back, to encourage root growth,

Then the Greenhouse bed was replanted with plants moved from other areas.

After giving the whole garden a good feed and keeping it watered for a while, all we could do was sit back and keep our fingers crossed.

As you can see, things haven’t done too badly. The pond area is still a bit bare, but there’s lots of shoots coming up.

And although the snowdrops have finished, the spring garden is still looking good. The roses have all survived and if you look closely you can see they are putting on new growth.

Happy gardening!

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amy
Amy
 

You have been busy Waddy ,the pond looks great and will soon look "lived in " when the new plants get going, I really like your rope work edging along the path .. :o)

16 Mar, 2017

 

How very satisfying it must feel to look out onto all your lovely handy work in the garden. It looks so well tended and you have done everything to encourage lots of growth and colour.
To repeat how you started the blog.....the spring like weather has also drawn ME into the garden, but sadly nowhere near as much tidying up has gone on here!

16 Mar, 2017

 

looks brilliant, and will only get better and better. Love the new shoots on the roses. :O)

16 Mar, 2017

 

this is a good before and after blog too. spring is a wonderful time for the garden and its plants. the pond area looks very good.

16 Mar, 2017

 

It all looks lovely! Pond is fab!

16 Mar, 2017

 

Thanks everyone ☺

16 Mar, 2017

 

Its nice to be able to keep goldfish. Hope they will be happy in their new home (and that Mr heron keeps away...) Looking forward to seeing how it looks when its all settled in and planted.

16 Mar, 2017

 

The goldfish were in the old pond Stera and although we do have a Heron who flies over regularly, trees in our neighbours garden make it very difficult for him to land...and take off. Thankfully!

17 Mar, 2017

 

Lol...

17 Mar, 2017

 

All your hard work has paid off,and it looks great,Julia..well done to you both,you make a good team :o) Those new borders are going to be brilliant this summer..x

17 Mar, 2017

 

Congratulations on a job well done. Nice garden.

17 Mar, 2017

 

Hope you're right Sandra. Progressive photos will prove one way or the other!

18 Mar, 2017

 

Thanks Paul. :)

18 Mar, 2017

 

Just noticed your path Waddy - is it Astroturf? It looks extremely neat!

18 Mar, 2017

 

Not Astroturf Sue, but very similar. We used to have slate pieces, but I was frightened the grandchildren would fall on it and hurt themselves, so it had to go.

19 Mar, 2017

 

thats a fab new pond... I have pond envy!! It's on the list but the list is long!!

20 Mar, 2017

 

Thanks everyone for your kind comments.

Sandra, I have 'frogspawn' envy, how sad am I lol!?
I had frogs in the old pond but not a sign so far in this one :(

20 Mar, 2017

 

You have been so busy and what a difference you've made. It looks brilliant.

21 Mar, 2017

 

Julia, I once had a turtle named Tommy, until it wandered into my neighbor's garden, and she cooked it for lunch with collard greens. The nerve!

21 Mar, 2017

 

I have frogspawn envy too Waddy. Good idea re the path- slate would hurt little knees...

21 Mar, 2017

 

Oh Paul, that sounds not only cruel, but disgusting!!

21 Mar, 2017

 

My thoughts exactly Stera.

21 Mar, 2017

 

I thought so too, but she told me so enthusiastically not realizing it was my Tommy she ate. Apparently it's normal from where she's from - turtle soup.

21 Mar, 2017

 

I hope she had an upset stomach!

21 Mar, 2017

 

LOL I was afraid she'd offer me some.

21 Mar, 2017

 

Oh noooo!

21 Mar, 2017

 

Lot of work put in there and it's looking good now, well worth the effort.

22 Mar, 2017

 

Thank you Dorjac.

22 Mar, 2017

 

Waddy the re-positioning of the pond was worth the effort it looks more natural some how away from the fence and I like the idea of a rose bed.

22 Mar, 2017

 

Thank you. I'll keep posting 'development' pics :)

23 Mar, 2017

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