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
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.