The pond and rockery – One of the eight gardens of “OpdeHaar”
The pond and rockery were constructed in 1994 and now look as though they have always been there.
In the spring and autumn, the acers give a lot of colour around the pond and rockery.
|Acer palmatum Inaba Shidare, Acer palmatum Dissectum Flavescens and Acer palmatum Ornatum in the Spring and Autumn|
The spring is heralded in by Caltha palustris around the pond and in June the lovely lily-like flowers of the Zantedeschia aethiopica in their full glory can be seen.
During the summer months the irises: Iris kaemferi, Iris pseudoacorus and Iris versicolor are in flower in the pond
Syringa microphylla Suberba gives a powerful perfume around the pond and rockery in May and the reflections in the water, with the goldfish and the astilbes, are also lovely.
Here are photos of the pond and rockery being constructed. John dug the pond and streams by hand, while Joyce gave directions. When we were clearing the area of the brambles with came across an 8 sided concrete slab. Apparently, there used to be a summer house on the slab and indeed a house for tuberculosis patients as, it could be orientated to face the sun. Of course we had to put another summerhouse on this slab and were fortunate enough to find one which just fitted.