Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Last week we spent an hour or two in Bury St. Edmund's, with friend Hilary, who knew of an
'Aquatic Centre' there. Hilary's garden is in Highdale town centre and is much the same size as ours (i.e. miniscule). However her garden pond is rather larger than ours. Ours is about eighteen inches across, and is in fact, an old horse bucket sunk into the ground, and surrounded by stones. To cut a long story reasonably short, we both bought a water hyacinth and some small goldfish. Hilary also bought a small electric powered fountain. The young man in charge (knowledgeable and obliging young chap) gave us a 'special price' on five small goldfish, and in view of Hilary's rather larger pond, she took three of the fish and we took two. Portrait of new residents above. They seem to be settling in quite well. We think they add a bit of interest to the garden, and I'm sure the Great grandchildren will love them.