Some little girls from the housing estate next door came to chat, and they observed to me, "You are a hardworking person". I wondered guiltily if they would say the same thing if they saw me hard at work on a few drinks afterwards.
There is a distinct raised bed in the making on the left. That pile of weeds will have to be processed into compost and returned to the soil.
The same raised bed with the chicken-cage fence next to it, moved from the old allotment.
I wish this hole were on our property but in fact it's the new pond at H's school. It doesn't have a liner but it holds the water well. This is just rainwater, with nothing else added. The soil looks similar to ours, so I think I'll only have to dig a hole, and we'll have a pond. Something about this size, outside my office window would be perfect.School 'biotope'. Looks like a 'pond' to me.