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I have finally given in to my 2 grandaughters pestering and agreed to build a pond. Problem is, don’t know where to start. Does anyone know of any good sites I can visit for design ideas?

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Jim,there is a pond section on here,if you scroll down to the bottom of the page to the alphabet and go to should find it ,hope this helps ,:o)

29 Aug, 2010


R for Rockery Ideas might also help :o)

29 Aug, 2010


see anchormans recent blog.
We also built a pond see my photos, the biggest mistake that we made is having insufficient planting space around the edges for marginal plants and the ability to retain soil in this area. I read once, decide what size you want then double it for planting, I think there is some truth in this.
I suppose where you start is deciding what you want the pond for, koi, goldies, wildlife, ornamental, formal, natural, swimming etc and then take it from there.
After that what materials do you want to use, pond liner, prefabricated form, an old sink maybe and then what will you use around the edge. Also consider filtration systems
Careful planning all the way, as once built it is difficult to change.
We also built raised flower beds to take the soil we dug out.
I'm sure the family will enjoy getting the fishes, good luck and happy digging.

29 Aug, 2010


Just a little safety hint - although my children are all grown up the children next door aged 3 and 5 are very interested in the fish and always want to feed them. I was worried that they may try to sneak in (kids being kids) when nobody was about, so I made sure there was access out of the pond and I explained this to the children,the pond is almost 4 ft at its deepest point.
I have also decided that when and if grandchildren appear I'm going to have a ornate wrought iron gril commissioned to cover it so they can ejoy the rest of the garden and I don't have to worry.l

30 Aug, 2010


There is no doubt that even the tiniest bit of water fascinates tiny tots. My nephew who is now in his forties wasted no time falling in our pond when he was about 3. I was standing right next to him too. He mentioned it when we last met. Came up covered in pond weed, and not a bit bothered....thank goodness.

30 Aug, 2010


Thanks to Kfunsters for directing me to anchormans blog. I found it very useful.

1 Sep, 2010

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