'Stay at Home' restrictions:
- Many of us have more time around the house and garden now than before.
- We all need to get outside if possible so look into adding more water to your garden during the next few months.
- There is nothing else you can do for now so stay inside and plan for the season to come:
- Build a new pond
- Create a bog or stream feature
- Find new pond plants to extend the flowering season of your pond
- Start naturalising an area for wildlife and build a Wildlife House.
Or consider a container pond and miniature pond plants for a courtyard or that smallest space in the garden. What about on a balcony or rooftop terrace?
You could start any of these new ideas as projects when under 'Stay at Home' restrictions.
For those that started a new water gardening project last year in lockdown:
- Winter in the pond is a quiet time - thank goodness you say as you look out of the window!
- You cut back and tidied your pond last Autumn to keep it healthy for any remaining wildlife.
- Creatures have bred in your pond & gone dormant now to survive the winter.
- Most amphibians will be on land and hiding in stone walls, piles of logs or under nearby sheds and buildings.
- Leave some dead foliage in the bog garden area around the pond for them to crawl into.
- Be careful when you tidy in Spring not to toss the wildlife onto the compost heap far away from the pond and its water!
Read our Tips and Advice pages now to start planning a pond and get more water gardening tips on these exciting new projects you can start when the weather allows.