The margins of the pond are planted with primroses, cowslips and daffodils which are bright in Spring. A host of hardy geraniums, flag irises, fox gloves, candelabra primulas and leafy ferns come into their own a little later in the season. There are water lilies now and we have started growing watercress, too. Water boatmen skim across the surface. There are tadpoles in spring and, if you are lucky, you might see a newt peering out from underneath a water lily.