Day 104 – 14th April – Micro Projects

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After a productive day in the garden I have managed to create the micro pond that I mentioned a few days ago. It evolved as the day went on and the finished product (or near finished as the bricks will be replaced in due course) is different from what I had originally envisaged. To create a nice border around it I wanted overhanging stones, of which I had a number from an old fish tank, but then they looked odd just on their own, so the gravel was introduced and while buying that I thought I would have some plants coming through (as well as bulbs that will come out later in the year). So while it isn’t what I designed, I actually like it better.

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Day 100 – 10th April – Wild re-purposing

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So to celebrate getting to the 100th day of the year and the 100th picture and comment for the year I am sure something more exciting than a old plastic crate. However this is now my next project for the garden. A colleague was talking about their micropond attracting wildlife in their garden and that they now had frogspawn in it. This set me wondering to how to create a similar haven in my garden. Cue a search of the internet and something made of solid plastic that won’t rot seemed ideal. So, the plan is to line this crate, sink it to ground level, put in some levelling for shallow access and some plants and have some rocks etc around the edge to hide the plastic. I’ll let you know later in the year how this all works out.