Friday, June 10, 2016

Garden Stream.

I thought I would share some pictures of the garden.
This is just one of the many fountains that we have in situ.
We call it the leaky tap as it is solar powered. 
You can't see the solar panel that sits to the left of this picture 
just out of camera range. 
Now that the garden is again fully south facing
(No we have not installed a giant turntable)
 just finally won our 20 yr battle 
with the local council to remove the 4 trees that overhung our 
property making the garden in shade the whole time. 
Now as  soon as the sun hits the solar panel the tap pours water into 
the bucket which overflows  into the water butt below.
It doesn't actually overflow into the stream below
but I designed it visually to look as though it does. 

We have newts in this part of the pond
The stream has stepping stones across it
in two places to get to the shed and also
to the stone circle which has table and chairs on
You can see the first stepping stone below
and a little bit of the stone circle in the top left of 
picture below.

After the second stepping stones 
The pond narrows down to a narrow stream
and this is where the frogs live.

The entire pond plus stream runs from 
one side of the garden to the other
so about 20 ft long as the garden tapers
down as this point. 
There is also a pond outside  the kitchen window
 at the top of the garden in which
more frogs and toads live plus another
spieces of newt and the dragon flies
like to frequent. 
No photo to show here but there is a funny story
attached to when I was digging out the hole
for the said pond liner to go in but
I will save that for another time.

27 comments:

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is so gorgeous! It is like an enchanted garden. I love all that water and greenery. That would cost you a mint here to keep it updated.

Cara said...

Just fabulous, I want to dip my toe in that cool water! Love all the wildlife you have. Cara x

scrAPpamondo said...

Amazing fountain, and so clever have a solar panel to make the water cycle! Lovely garden, it seems as here there are gnomes and elves, too, not only frogs :D

Linda Harris said...

Glad you won your battle and can enjoy the sunshine again, if looks beautiful and must be very relaxing to listen to the water running.

Linda Harris said...

Glad you won your battle and can enjoy the sunshine again, if looks beautiful and must be very relaxing to listen to the water running.

Di said...

Looks gorgeous Mrs A! Mine's a Pimms please - I'll be over at about 4pm if that's OK? Just to dabble the tootsies and have a natter :)

Tee, hee - I already know the tale of the hole wot you dug :)

Gosh it's hot here - make that 2pm instead!

Hugs

Di xx

Lucy Woods said...

Aww beautiful little garden Mrs A! Gorgeously green and love the leaky tap fountain!
Lucy x

Brenda in IN said...

What a beautiful garden you have. I would be out there in the morning with coffee, the afternoon with iced tea and the evening with my tea. It would be so serene to just sit and relax with nature. I'm so glad you were able to remove your trees so this could happen.

MaryH said...

So beautiful. You have amazing landscape skills..I could never visualize this to create such a spot. Bet the sound of the water is so peaceful when you're in the kitche, and can hear the ripple over the stones. Also how relaxing to have a cup of something and enjoy the sunshine. Glad you were able to restore the sun to your garden spot. TFS this lovely place with us. I'll be waiting to hear the next story. Hugs.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

that is so gorgeous Mrs A. thanks for taking us on a wander around your garden must be bursting with life now summer is on its way for you,
Shaz in Oz.x

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Greta said...

Looks peaceful & beautiful--like you're in a paradise at home!

Createology said...

I do love your pond and stream water features. There is always something so peaceful about water trickling and froggies croaking out their tunes. I am being serenaded right now by our pond froggies. Such Bliss Dear...

Margo said...

This is so lovely ! Such a relaxing garden ! Enjoy !
Greetz
Margo

brenda said...

Thanks for sharing your garden photo's Valery, sorry it's a bit short and sweet have tried to offer a bit of an apology on my blog.

Hope you have a lovely weekend.

B x

aussie aNNie said...

Wowzer, love ponds and this is gorgeous.xx

cuilliesocks said...

This is beautiful Valery, and to have all the pond life too, fabulous. Good to have got the council to cut the trees down so that you can enjoy the sun. Councils can be so stupid, the Highland council is,Kate x

Margreet said...

Such a beautiful garden Mrs A! Great that you won the battle and have the sun back, so the pond is working again!
xxx Margreet

Dr Sonia S V said...

What a beautiful little garden you have and your own fountain!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Barb said...

Hello Mrs A, here I am playing catch up again. What beautiful photos of your garden. It really is wonderful to hear that you have newts living with you. That's really special. Barbxx

Donna said...

Thanks for sharing such gorgeous photos of your garden Mrs A...not jealous much...looks like such a calm and tranquil place to be! :) Donna ♥ x

Darnell J Knauss said...

This just looks like heaven on earth, Mrs. A., especially when you throw in all the little critters that I love so much! Well done to you and the Doc! Eeeep! We are down to 35 sleeps!!!! Hugs, Darnell

scrappymo! said...

I can see you have a very pretty garden. The stream and ponds look wonderful and I love your bucket and tap fountain.
DH has been eying one up at our local nursery...hope he caves in and buys it as I have always wanted a fountain!
You lucky girl to have several...

scrappymo! said...

I can see you have a very pretty garden. The stream and ponds look wonderful and I love your bucket and tap fountain.
DH has been eying one up at our local nursery...hope he caves in and buys it as I have always wanted a fountain!
You lucky girl to have several...

MagsB said...

Oh my word, Mrs A, what a lovely garden! How wonderful to have newts, frogs and dragonflies living there, too!

love Mags B x

Donna said...

What a fabulous garden, I bet it is very peaceful spot to sit and relax!

Sandra H said...

Hi Mrs A oh l love it when fellow bloggers share their gardens l like the pond and the stages it goes throughout your garden it's a long stretch so there will be lots of other life their too! hope your well sending lots of love x

Merry said...

Looks terrific and must sound wonderful too.