There is something rather therapeutic about cleaning the pond, so on Saturday I retrieved the pond net and began my little task, operation pond gook. I got really stuck into it, got a great rhythm going with the net and then even pulled out leaves and gunk where the net wouldn’t go.
|Snails in pond gook|
The pond is full of snails. I tried carefully not to pick any up but it was hard not to; today was all about saving the snails. I rummaged through each slop pile returning any shell backed slimeys I’d scooped. God only knows what they were thinking, me launching them 6 ft across the pond. This is turning into operation snail save.
|The pond looking much cleaner|
I then sat by the pond and a bright blue damson fly came by and perched right in front of me. Unfortunately I had my camera on lock and by the time I’d realised it was too late.
|Wild flowers by the pond|
Later on in the back garden I was left instructions to water the plants. I thought I would wash myself off after cleaning the pond with the new hose but who knew, I was too stupid.
I must have turned it on too quick as the connecting bit just flew right off. So I sorted it out and did it slowly but nothing was happening so I turned it a bit more; now the whole thing is off the tap. After my phone lesson in hosing it is now on and working.
The sun is on its way down now so I may go give his plants a water then settle with some vino after my day of snail saving and sunbathing.
Thanks to my girlfriend for this post :) and for doing the pond :) and for watering the plants while I was out at Alabama 3: