Sunday, 19 November 2017

Answer: The building of a wildlife pond

Question: What would you say blogging has inspired you to do in your garden that you didn’t expect? Please leave your answers in a comment :-)

It’s fair to say that garden blogging changes the way we look at our gardens. In our pursuit of supporting photos we discover small details often overlooked. We become inspired by further research, posts by other garden bloggers and drawn to aspects of gardening never remotely considered when we published that first blog post.

AUG 30: Common Darter resting on pondside bergenia leaves.


Happy 11th Birthday, shirls gardenwatch!!! I seriously never expected to be publishing this birthday post today. Wow… eleven years. Thanks to blogging with you I’ve turned my garden into a space that so much wildlife visits, that I never imagined, but at the same time I’ve kept my plant lover’s garden too. I found a fun creative outlet in taking photos, videos and writing in a variety of styles. I’ve ‘met’ some great people along the way too :-)

THANK-YOU to everyone who has continued to pop by during a more sparse year of blog posts and blog browsing. I have seriously appreciated seeing your comments come through. Our interactions with our gardens is one of the great aspects of garden blogging. You all continue to inspire me drawing me back to post when I can.

Wishing you all a great week ahead! Below are some links that might inspire you or someone you know to build a garden wildlife pond :-)

Creating Garden Ponds for Wildlife - Freshwater Habitats Trust
Pond construction and repair - The Royal Horticultural Society
Wildlife Pond Pack - The Wildlife Trusts


This post was published by Shirley for shirls gardenwatch in November 2017.

5 comments:

Lisa Greenbow said...

I would love a wildlife pond. It is something I dream about. I am a dreamer ya know. I agree fully with your first paragraph. I have learned so much from other bloggers and received so much inspiration from them, including you. I learn a lot about the wildlife in your part of the world. Congrats on blogging for so many years. I hope you continue because I so enjoy your posts.

Sue Garrett said...

Congratulations on your 11th birthday. I’ve seen many blogs come and go and it is good to know some keep going.

Brian Skeys said...

Congratulations on blogging for eleven years, that is an impressive record. Keep up the good work.

Anna said...

Oh many, many congratulations on eleven years of blogging Shirley. That takes some doing! I've learned a lot from your posts and look forward to seeing more in the future xxx

Shirley said...

Hello again to you all, thanks for visiting and leaving your comments and your support though the years :-)

Lisa, I do remember you wishing for a pond. Yes, I have really enjoyed hearing and seeing wildlife and plants from you too. It’s fun to think we share the same plants in our borders being in quite different parts of the world. Thank-you so much for your best wishes and support over the years :-)

Sue, thank-you! I bet you’ve seen quite a lot of blogs over the years with yours passing its 11th birthday in August – I popped by when writing this but didn’t see you mention it. Seriously big congrats to you Sue, you post so regularly with great content and fantastic images! Well done to you and I hope you continue for years to come :-)

Brian, thanks, I’ve been lighter on posts in the last few years but never say never to keeping on going. Sue above has a remarkable track record of regular blog posts, passing 11 years back in August! Thanks for your support over the years :-) PS just discovered Anna below has past 12yrs back in April!

Anna, thank-you! Wow… just looked up when you began your blog and you are the oldest at 12 years back in April! Wow… like Sue you are great with regular posts – seriously well done to you :-) I love reading your posts too and hope you keep going too :-)