Birds all aflut­ter

Amateur Gardening - - A Gardener’s Miscellany -

ILOVE to read my AG mag­a­zine and when there are things about ponds, even bet­ter. We have a pond 8ft x 5ft for koi fish and a wa­ter­fall which is a bathing place for lots of birds: black­birds, spar­rows, blue tits and chaffinches. It’s great to watch them and see them drink­ing from the wa­ter­fall. When you are with them, you for­get all the bad things in the world, don’t you?

We also have a smaller pond for frogs, toads and tad­poles but I have only seen one frog this year, which is a shame.

We re­ally love our ponds as they bring life to our gar­den. We have feed­ers and buy bird seed and meal­worms to keep our wildlife happy. A robin vis­its which is very tame and comes right up to us. I guess he has faith in us feed­ing him. Vic­tor Cox, Chel­tenham, Glos

Wendy says I agree, bird watch­ing is ad­dic­tive! It’s won­der­ful to hear your gar­den is pop­u­lar with all kinds of birds and I hope the frogs re­turn next year.

Vic­tor’s gar­den is a wildlife haven with ponds for drink­ing and bathing, and feed­ers ready for win­ter

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