23 January 2010 23:59:52
Cold and foggy morning but looking out to the pond there were 4 ducks and 2 moorhens floating about. The last few days we've had 2 ducks in the evening but as soon as there is any movement outside they were up and away. Took some photos through the window and then decided to open the window to get a better shot must have been the click of the camera but they were up and away as soon as I pressed the shutter. Will have to try and set up a feeding station to try and get them more settled.
Due to work I didn't get much time in the garden till after 4:30pm and it was pretty cold but I managed to get James son no 3 to start and dig out the Lysimachia that is rampaging through the eastern bed, We actually love it's brightness but other planting was being smothered, It's amazing how dry this bed is but possibly it's due to the way the plant has run everywhere that isn't covered with membrane and weighted down. There is a massive pile removed and still a lot more to go, the plan is to relocate it to around the pond where it will not impinge on other plants. We will keep some in the eastern bed but I plan to plant it in a similar way to mint in a deep bottomless pot in groups and hopefully this will solve the problem. James is on the hunt for funds to spend on a 4 day trip to Edinburgh his birthday and Christmas present from his girlfriend, great when they want to work instead of looking for a sub so hopefully tomorrow we'll get a lot more done.
Have put up some photos of the ducks in the Wildlife Album.