We popped to the local garden centre, marking us officially as ‘getting on a bit’, and bought some plants for the pond. As it turns out, I think we bought marginals which are too big – I suspect the soil is going to wash away and they’ll die. However, this kind of thing is a learning process, so we’ll see how it goes.
Here’s how it looks with a few pebbles and the new plants.
Hopefully overnight the soil will settle and we’ll get to see how it looks without the water being a murky brown (moments before it goes murky green and fills with algae).
We also bought some ‘succulents’ for the house, in homage to our parents and grandparents who always seemed to have cacti around the house.
They look quite nice on the window sill, next to the orchid.