In my last End of Month Review I had to forego my usual 'ending on the pond' photograph. I am pretty much of the opinion that the End of Month Review is for me, almost a monthly shaming process. For some reason when I look at the garden through the camera I suddenly see the things that really do need doing. I have learned to alleviate this to some extent. I plan when I cut the lawn and I usually remember to weed the veg beds before the end of month routine commences. This time though the pain of looking at the state of the pond was too much. I took the photographs, but I could not bring myself to use them. The pond was chockablock with parrot-weed, which I hasten to say was not planted by me.
So I kept going, the pile of weed at the side of the pond got larger and larger. I know that I have to leave it there to let anything crawl out of it and back into the pond.
and then it was done,
So what did I learn through all this? Other than to keep the pond clear of flipping parrot-weed and to beware of passing pillocks?
1. I learned that frogs jump into the pond to keep you company when you are clearing it.
2. The waterlilies were flowering after all, I just could not tell.
3. That the pond in its deepest part is deeper than the top of my wellies.
4. That the autocorrect for 'need waders' is beefeaters.
and on that thought I shall end.