Planting and weeding at the wildlife pond

Posted by Peter Batty. Date: May 31, 2023.

What a great turnout. Thanks to everybody who came along to the pond on the 21st May.

We planted a lovely selection of informal/’cottagey’ perennials that should do well at this site, including:

  • lady’s mantle
  • bugle 
  • lemon balm
  • creeping Jenny
  • hardy geraniums
  • ferns

At next month’s session, Sunday June 18th we hope to plant more of the same plus a few extras such as periwinkle, geum and aquilegia. 

There are other plants on our wish list like pulmonaria, comfrey, red campion and forget-me-not. If anyone has any ‘spares’ that they’d be happy to donate to the pond bed, Friends would be very grateful.

During this warm dry spell a couple of us have been out with the watering cans to help along our new plants, at the pond and in the Rose Garden.

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