Posted: 16/01/2014 at 15:07
Good afternoon all,
The honeysuckle is called lonicera fragrantissima, SGL. It doesn't climb like the usual honeysuckles. It just makes a big shrub about 8 feet tall. I have to keep clipping it back and it's a bit boring when not in flower but worth it for the perfume. I've got some sprigs in the sitting room.
I love my pond. It was done on the cheap. the biggest expense was the man and a digger for the day. We lined it with old carpet from the council tip. The men working there helped us load trailer after trailer load of old smelly carpets. Perhaps they wouldn't be allowed to do it now. This was about ten years ago. The liner was a massive roll of plastic that farmers use to wrap those big hay bails in. I wasn't sure the liner would last so long but even though the water level goes down in the summer it seems fine.