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Our New Pond Update

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Our New Pond Update

Just thought I'd pop this update on, this is how far we've got, and pleased so far...and the Fish are in their new home and settled...



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Good job, you have been quick!

31 Mar, 2012

 

I like those bamboo sticks, they fit to the pond :)

31 Mar, 2012

 

Looks good my fish have just started coming back up to top after their winter hiden at bottom of pond.

31 Mar, 2012

 

Thankyou everyone who likes our job so far...Hi Barbara, once OH got the pond as he wanted it and filled, everything has gone really well...still a way to go and loads of straw to take off the garden that's been protecting the Perennials...
Hi Kat, The Post is one of two Posts, that the hanging baskets hang on...I've got one basket planted up already, and it hangs in our Sun room, with little trips out into the Garden to harden off...

31 Mar, 2012

 

looks really great!!!!

31 Mar, 2012

 

This is gorgeous Crissue...love it!!

31 Mar, 2012

 

Happy Sunday one and all...and our thanks, only one little problem, the pond sited in a more exposed position, catches all the falling petals, pretty as they are...they look like confetti floating on the water...Can't wait to get a lovely water lily...
I think this is the first time ever, I'm ready to buy before the GC has the items in...:o))

1 Apr, 2012

amy
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It's looking good Sue , you soon did that , you will get a lot of enjoyment from watching your fish in the summer ...

4 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks Amy and all, all down to OH, I just sort of waved my arms about a bit, as you do...:o))

4 Apr, 2012

 

Brilliant Crissue. You are doing so much better than me. I'm still agonising about what shape to make the pond. Haven't even pushed spade in to turf yet! lol

4 Apr, 2012

 

Hi Karen, this time we chose a pre forma, so much easier than the rubber, and no waste, this one carries a 25 year guarantee, and we chose a two shelf one though you can get different designs, perhaps you may like to consider one,, it will save a lot of work..

We've also chosen an aeration pump without filter, but just gives a gentle ripple across the pond, and oxygen for the Fish, and OH put the lead into a piece of hosepipe, and buried it, and the other part is buried under the patio...and comes up where the outside socket is...He also moved the pump to the deepest end, so the more narrower end, will have the Water Lily with little disturbance...Sooo looking forward to the progress..
Later on we'll buy a Pond vax which cleans the pond as required...
Good luck with yours...x

5 Apr, 2012

 

Thanks, yes, I am going for the hard liner, but which one to get? lol ;))

5 Apr, 2012

 

Hi Karen, I think there were about five different designs when we looked, a four shelf - two shelf - no shelf and I can't remember the others, as you sort of know when you see the one that's right...lol...of course the bigger you go for, the design is endless....exciting isn't it...

6 Apr, 2012

 

Well Crissue. I have spent so long thinking about it, shopping for the right liner, watching Monty on GW, and today I looked at the spot and thought do you know what I am going to do with that area.....I am going to plant a plum tree....so pond is now definitely 'off'. I was thinking about all the work and how I would really need electricity..blah..blah and I just decided I didn't want to do it. Perhaps it will be next year's project, but I think knowing me, it would have been done by now if I was ever going to do it! lol.....

6 Apr, 2012

 

Oooh a Plum Tree nice, I love Plums, we grew a few along the top bank at our other house, and did they produce, they're were called Mirabelle, delicious...If we knew then that the new owners would rip the garden out, and make it into a yard, we could have taken the chance and brought a couple with us...We bought a Cherry Tree last Summer, WRONG time and fought hard to keep it going all through the HOT Summer, but it was sold buy one get one free, that's how we aquired our Fig Tree, and do you know, it's just leafing up, and we have one flower, 'hooray' we did it...
Never mind about the Pond, if and when lol....

7 Apr, 2012

 

nice job sue and hubby :o))

7 Apr, 2012

 

:o))

7 Apr, 2012

 

Well done to you it look great, just the right size.

7 Apr, 2012

 

You have made a lovely area there now between you. I bet it won't be long before there is a seat there so you can sit and watch the fish.

8 Apr, 2012

 

You've read my mind Hb...lol :o)))

Thanks DD...OH and his tape measure lol...

8 Apr, 2012



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