Skip navigation.

  • New pond excitement

    Miranda Hodgson on 28 May 2013 at 12:19 PM

    During the slow process of renovating the garden at home, we found a tiny overgrown pond tucked away in an especially shabby corner. It was so overgrown that you could easily miss it – with Cerastium tomentosum and herb Robert (Geum urbanum) taking over at the edges and ringed in by thick stands of invasive Solidago canadensis (Golden rod). In a larger garden, I’d have left it as it was, but in an average sized garden like this one, it didn’t work and, since we are told that wildlife gardens do not have to be overgrown wildernesses, I decided to give it some attention having the idea that, whilst it’s good to know that it’s there, we would also like to actually see it.

    The pond at the beginnin