Garden Visit: Jardin Marjorelle, Part 2

I’ll admit up front that this post is pretty much just an excuse for me to post pictures of frogs. I’ve managed to contain myself and include just two but trust me, it could of been a lot worse. They’re just too cute!


This post is all about the pond at Jardin Marjorelle. A big part of my Autumn involves setting up a wildlife pond in the south-west corner of my allotment so this was the perfect inspiration.


The pond in the gardens was visible from that covered arch at the the end of my last post. All of the foliage created plenty of shade for our amphibious friends.


There were dozens of frogs sunbathing on lilly pads just like this little guy is. We have already had a frog and newt sighting at the allotment so we know the wildlife is out there waiting for a home.


As much as I would love to have a pond big enough for lilly pads I think it might be slightly impractical in a smaller pond.

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7 thoughts on “Garden Visit: Jardin Marjorelle, Part 2

    1. It’s one of the projects I’m most eager to get started on. Unfortunately the spot picked out for the pond is currently covered in a 5 foot high pile of weeds that needs disposing of first. Why do all the fun jobs have to be preceded by the boring one?!


  1. Hi,
    I just wanted to let you know I enjoy your blog & I have nominated you for the Liebster Award, Please see my last post for details 🙂


  2. The photos are gorgeous! I love the frogs resting on lilypads. I am going to build a mini wildlife pond on my allotment as well. I already bought a plant for it, called frogbit, Hydrocharus sp. It looks like a waterlily but it floats and the leaves are only 3-4 cm wide. Very cute and native to the UK.


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