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15/07/2013 at 11:15

Over last weekend i decided to improve our recently constructed pond by adding a new water fall feature.

We have been trying to encourage frogs, newts and other water creatures into the garden and once the pond was created the watefall was going to be a great addition.

With a few free stones and rocks gathered from friends and a great supply of free pond plants off freecycle i have managed to create a great added feature for our garden.

I cant believe we have new habitants already with frogs moving in already.

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15/07/2013 at 11:20

Looks very inviting Simon, if I were frog I'd move in

15/07/2013 at 11:55

Lovely job  and don't you just love freecycle!

15/07/2013 at 14:03
Hi Simon looks very good,can you tell me about the cement you used for the slope is it a special type please
Alan
15/07/2013 at 14:26

Simon that's a terrific job and a great way to work with the 'terraces' in your garden. The water lily looks beautiful. What a lot of pleasure you'll get from it. 

16/07/2013 at 12:05

HI Alan the cement was a normal mix of sand and cement but i added a black pool paint seen in image 8 just upto above the water line, even though the cement wont harm the pool it will absorb water over time.

19/07/2013 at 12:48

that looks fabulous. pity you are`nt my neighbour then I could get you to build me one.. LOL... love the way it trickles down & seeing how you made it..I had a pond but hubby is not all that with DIY..so only had small fountain in the middle.. pond is gone now as soo much maintenance...but did love the frogs..I miss them..

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