Wind had blown more twigs out of the tree, so I continued building my big pile around the base of the tree. I’m going to leave the volunteer hawthorn to grow, as it’ll be a good support / habitat for the tree. D had had a delivery of conifer wood chip during the week and I collected a few scoops of it  and threw them into corner among the twigs and half-filled the two empty flower pots with it too.

I’ve put a small bunch of elodea into the pond to try and help against the small amount of algae that’s grown. The thinking being that it can go to work while the hornwort is dormant at the bottom of the pond. The water has cleared a little bit more, but it still quite cloudy.