So I have this idea that if every usable place in urban sprawls could be turned over to nature and we then begin to live in harmony with it surrounding all that we do then perhaps we may have a chance of allowing nature and ourselves to evolve together into something that benefits and does not destroy our home, that's why I am gardening for nature. Well that's the twaddle over with.....
The main bones of the garden were finally set in place last year with the completion of the central fish pond, though an ornamental fish pond is not that conducive for local wildlife it does encourage visitors to investigate from afar and hopefully then they will discover the smaller wildlife pond which is now blending into the borders nicely. Further plans are encourage the surrounding boundary fences and walls to become vertical living areas to provide even more interest and cover for wildlife, the small store shed is all but complete and just requires a layer of soil upon its roof which I will not sow but rather allow what blows in on the wind to grow which I hope will encourage the most suited local plants for the living roof and finally the rear porch will be removed towards the end of summer to enable a larger sitting area from which we can sit and enjoy the wildlife around us (if it ever turns up!). Other than this the planting will be managed and hopefully improved over time as the garden matures and becomes a natural haven for all manner of wee beasties...
Today was really nice with the sun upon my back as I pottered around and the first signs of spring are starting to make an appearance, a far cry from the confines of 12 hours in the factory where I ply my trade...
|Needing to mature|
|A forest in minute scale|
|The edges of the pond are slowly being softend|
|The log pile coated with self seeded plants|
|The boundaries require vertical planting|
|So very soothing|
John the relaxed