Posted: 06/05/2014 at 08:54
Back in the office today and as you can tell I'm packed out with work. Worst thing is I've forgotten my ID pass so can't even go and get myself a cup of hot water!
Brought a few more plants for the pond yesterday including water mint - it smells wonderful and has filled the final corner so now all we need to do is get the timber surround built. Also brought five more fish (they look like carrot sticks) and some fresh water mussels that love to feed off the sludge in the bottom of the pond so that'll be interesting to watch.
While still on the subject of ponds I've noticed the finches hang on the (mini) bull rushes and slide down to the waters edge when they want to get a drink. There's a corner full of pebbles that the blackbirds use but I think the finches like to show off. I'm looking at ideas for a better bird bath once we finish revision 325 of the garden design.
Started ripping up one area ready to prep the soil but I have a feeling we'll change the design again before the month is up!
Oh! And other half has not only hinted at the prospect of having chickens he's even dropped a clanger by mentioning where'd be best to put the cage and then going to look to see if the local garden centre* we visited for the first time had any cages in their "shed section".
They didn't. His area of the garden involves my digging out 1 ton of soil to clear the former raised beds / dumping ground. But its progress!!
*Garden centre turned out to be very poor quality with 95% tat 5% plants that left me feeling very smug about because my plants are show quality in comparison.