In the margins of the pond we grow two irises. The tallest at more than a metre high is Iris pseudacorus, our native yellow flag iris. It has clear yellow flowers in May and June and dense foliage for around ten months of the year. A pair of moorhens build their nest in this iris every year using last years faded leaves to raise the nest above the water level.
Yay. We have our first family of ducklings for 2013.
The ducks are wild but visit us every day for food and a dip in our pond. They have learned over the years that this is a good place to raise their ducklings.