Pond Maintenance/Pond Dipping

VLUU L200  / Samsung L200At last we can see signs of Spring and for FOEP that means we are planning the maintenance/tidy up schedules for the pond and surrounding meadow.  It is always very difficult to say exactly what we will be doing – it depends on the weather and conditions of the soil.  But we can at least programme dates into our diaries.

We will begin our regular “last Sunday of the month” sessions on March 29th, between 10.30 am and 1.00 pm.   At the moment treading on the very wet soil would do more harm than good, especially as we planted wildflower seeds in autumn.   Hopefully there will will be improvement to the soil conditions before 29th March.   The following poster provides dates for all the sessions for 2015 (subject to weather!)

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VLUU L200  / Samsung L200

We do hope more people will join us this year.  I really enjoy spending a couple of hours working around the pond; it’s so peaceful and relaxing and provides a wonderful opportunity to really notice the froglets, butterflies, damselflies, listen to the birds and of course, share a cup of tea and chat with friends and recall the words of  William Henry Davies’s poem“Leisure”

VLUU L200  / Samsung L200What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.
No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.
No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.
No time to see, in broad daylight,
010oStreams full of stars, like skies at night.
No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.
No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.
A poor life this if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

If you are able to help out, I’m afraid we do not have any gardening equipment.  We would therefore ask that you bring your own e.g. garden fork/spade, rake, secateurs, gloves and don’t forget the wellies.

VLUU L310W L313 M310W / Samsung L310W L313 M310WDuring our tidy up sessions we do try to provide Pond Dipping opportunities for anyone, Young or Older !    We can provide help and pond dipping equipment.   We also have reference material for identifying the pond creatures and meadow insects.

If you have any comments or suggestions, we would like to meet you.


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