Tag Archives: ponds


I’ve built the mountain and now I’ve almost finished constructing the babbling brook that cascades down its’ craggy sides, flows across the pampas and gently drops into the lake [which I dug out by hand] that the goldfish call home. This is a photo of one of our neighbours enjoying the fruits of my labour. […]


There follows an explanation why an odd, yet strangely attractive (stick with ‘strange’ Lo,TG Ed), old man can be seen running around the Cliff Tops wielding a cudgel trying to bop herons on the head. Four goldfish are missing, presumed dead – the four largest goldfish who were in their prime, about to breed and […]


It’s lovely sitting in the garden on a summer’s day A little pleasure a little leisure Watching nature play. But then a creature buzzes round above your balding pate You wave your hands around your strands It really starts to grate. And then…  a sudden silence and all you do is wait For the pain […]


Ken, from number 6, popped in the other day. “Hi DP – could you do me a favour?” [I immediately got my armoury of excuses ready – Lo, she is a terrible Goddess wouldn’t approve, I was just leaving to go on safari, my attitude is really bad at the moment, I can’t find my […]


I was very worried about these ickle spiders ……. …… Mummy spider had left them on their own to grow immediately above the pond, with no visible means of escape. Well apart from the obvious one of walking along the edge of the pond and then hiding in the grass, but I just knew that […]

IN THE WINTERY POND – A soap opera

Episode 1 Scene – A pond in the winter. Goldfish 1 – It’s jolly dark in here. Anyone else a tad chilly? Goldfish 2 – It’s jolly dark in here. Anyone else a tad chilly? Goldfish 3 – It’s jolly dark in here. Anyone else a tad chilly? Goldfish 4 – It’s jolly dark in […]


Not only is the new pond a nice ‘thang’ to sit by and contemplate the various meanings of life, it also provides opportunities for the odd piccy …….. I knew the reflection was there of the sun behind the clouds but the fish rising at that particular moment was just happy happenchance. Prepare yourselves to […]


We introduced some fish to the pond yesterday. “Fishes – this is the pond. Pond – these are the fishes.” Hang on – who’s this? *zooms in on piccy* *flips it* Ah – another interested party that wants an introduction …… ( Isn’t he sitting nicely. I think he’s just checking on the state of […]


…….. and so the work continues dans le jardin …….. The pond was lined and filled yesterday. It now needs landscaping and will have a quaint little rivulet to help aeration. The book says I must be patient and let the water balance itself before bunging some fish in. As goldfish are only about 99p […]


…….. about having been ‘under the weather’ is that I’ve let Lo, she is a terrible Goddess down. I had promised her that all the hard landscaping, including the pond, would be finished by the end of this week. I’d even managed to arrange for a friend to help move this lot ……. ……. round […]