The pond is looking really good, I cleaned out the pump a few eeks ago and having the UV light really helps although we still get some blanket weed, but not to the extent we used too.
Our only concern is the fish! Where have they gone? We do have a heron round and about but we always keep the pond netted, and there where plenty of fish in there when I cleaned the pump out, all I can see now is the huge 'Orfe' and nothing else!!!
The gunnera is growing quickly too, I think it benefitted from all the rain we had last year, I wonder how long it will be before it ttakes the fence out!!
The Hydrangea Petiolaris - Climbing Hydrangea, also seems to have benefitted from the rain, it has masses of flower buds on it.
This is one plant I could grow up the north side of the house, and was very tempted to, but what put me off is it clings like ivy does and being an old house I would hate the brick work to get damaged!
My Tetrapanax papyrifer, T-rex for short has come through the winter
and looks like it is going to take off this year!!
Further up the garden, two little alliums I got at a plant sale last year, I love alliums.
The flower bed opposite the veg beds is having a 'green' moment, I will have to find something jolly to plant in there for this time next year. Any suggestions.
I dug over the next bed up and added manure to it, I know I shouldn't have but it is a relatively easy dig
and please note I have not dug the last couple of days!!!
My peas have had to be fleeced, because of the frost we have been having
and I have planted seed in further up to stagger the picking season, we hope!