Pond Establishing

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Panoramic photograph of the main pond

After a shaky start to the year when Canadian geese descended, munching and pulling out many of the planting in and around the pond last year, many plants have held on, are growing back, and have started flowering.  Placing branches from tree pruning around the planted revetments may have helped to offer a little protection to aid the plants comeback and have had the added bonus of being used by dragonfly nymphs for shedding exuviae.  Much wildlife is visiting and making homes in and around the pond.  We have seen swallows swooping down to feed on insects, blue common damselflies, various dragonflies, newts, frogs, and two egyptian geese have started a family.

Thank you to everyone who has been helping to make the pond special!

Flowering Rush - Butomus umbellatus

Flowering Rush – Butomus umbellatus

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Water Lilly – ‘Hollandia’