The extreme heat of last week has stressed out one or two of the new plants in the bog garden but we have kept them wet and have added a bark chip mulch to sooth them! I was in Norfolk at the weekend and visited the biannual Langham Street Fair where I bought some more great damp loving plants from Jelly Cottage Plants and a willow Curlew and some reedmace from Bob Lever.  All these were put in yesterday by Terry Hart along with nearly £200 of donated plants from Smiths Orchard Garden Centre in Grays.

So we are well on the way to making the area look attractive to wildlife again. Many thanks to all who have contributed to the restoration of this popular area.

Click here to follow the death of a pond and birth of a bog garden...