Monday, November 28, 2005

We had a sprinkling of snow this morning so obviously I had to rush out and catch it before it disappeared. Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 21, 2005

Things are really looking rather murky this morning. Posted by Picasa

The shed nestles beneath a blanket of Paul's Himalayan Musk. Posted by Picasa

Saturday, November 19, 2005

There was the thickest covering of ice yet on the pond this morning. The goldfish seems to be doing fine underneath it all! Posted by Picasa

Who left their toy in the garden last night??? Posted by Picasa

The frost really brings out the delicate structure of the ferns. Posted by Picasa

Here is another frosted frond. Posted by Picasa

Delicate but very beautiful. Posted by Picasa

These perished in the night after only one day of frosted glory. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, November 17, 2005

The Bizzie Lizzies were fringed with frost as I went down the garden to check the pond this morning. Posted by Picasa

Here is a close up. Posted by Picasa

The teasel heads are exploding with frost. Posted by Picasa

The pond is full of water again at last. I didn't get any netting over in time and already one pear has made it to the bottom. It was refreshing to see the reflections - most of the summer there has been very little visible water surface due to the fairy fern. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

The pear (Doyenne de Comice) is full of fruit and ready for picking. We haven't had a lot of success with pears. Last year's were lovely and juicy and ripe but up 'til then they have had a habit of withering rather than ripening....any advice anyone??? Posted by Picasa

You can see how much rain there has been lately.... Posted by Picasa

...but the sole surviving goldfish is making itself at home with some of the relocated plants in a container. Posted by Picasa

...and I have got the stepping stones back in place at last. As of the time of writing they feel rock solid. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Re below, above the waterline some of the plants are still getting on with being evergreen and brightening the place up a bit. Posted by Picasa

The pond is now completely empty and I've sortedout the plants temporarily. I split the irises into several clumps and got rid of the invasive stuff I got from a pond at school. It was in everything. Posted by Picasa

I got the mortar off the top of the supports ready to have another go with the stepping stones, but..... Posted by Picasa

I made up a bag of ready-mix mortar I had in the shed but I couldn't use it as I put too much water in it.  Posted by Picasa