Well the growing boxes are now all installed and R is busy finishing off the planting. The boxes are an idea we used back in England. There the issue was to make use of part of the garden that ran down the side of the house. Here the boxes provide a solution to the problems of growing in the very hot summer weather (without using excessive amounts of water) and quality of the soil in the garden.
I also managed today to finish off this year’s reshaping and maintenance of the garden pond. I’ve been building, expanding and reshaping the pond for about seven years now. Over that time the number and variety of birds, amphibians, insects and animals either resident or visiting the garden has significantly increased. About 80% of the material used has been recycled from
bits and pieces around the garden. A few of the original plants were bought whilst the rest were rescued from a forest pond before it was filled in as part of some road improvements, In addition to the wildlife benefits the pond provides an excellent place to relax and enjoy the garden.