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Pennine Petal
Hi Alan, your garden looks lovely, I like the different Areas you have.

yes alan it looks good is there any way that you could hide the black liner and then it would look fantastic well done

Hi alan really like your 3rd picture lots of colour is that your front garden?

What is that large low growing yellow flower in the middle looks pretty.

Nice neat garden, lots of patches to do in my garden but getting there.


Hi Alan, your garden is so lovely. I have a similar arrangement as I wanted a "waterfall" instead of a fountain. I have planted a varigated bush behind the pump and it hides it so it all looks as if the water is flowing from a hidden source!(Bless). I think it is an Euronomus.Try a plant with year round interest and an evergreen. Your pond is going to develop nicely and look even more lovely next year. You clever young man....ENJOY.



Hi Al, nice  pics i want to know what is the spreading green low stuff on the rocks its looks great wot is it as we have a similar pond  and want to cover the side areas like you have,  Nice one Al


flowering rose

looks like you put a lot of hard work into your garden.Like the pond ,its been done very tastefully.


Alan, it's really lovely. I can't work out what is behind the tank where the water comes from; possibly think of ways to cover that? The first photo looks like a wonderful grotto in some woods. I'm very envious - I don't have room for a pond, it must be lovely on  hot summer's days though you might be too young to remember those.

John mcleod
I love the planting around the pond it is very nice and interesting. What is the low growing green grass like plant you have round the pond??

your garden is lovely Alan.. love the pond.. wish other half would let me have one..

it loks full of colour.


I must say thanks to you all, the moss stuff that surrounds the pond is that well known plant havnt got a glue ius.  It just grows and smothers everything but i just yank it out to allow other things to grow but it soon grows back.  On the few sunny days we both just do some potting around listen to very loud classical music and drink too much wine. 


well done that man, great name i might just start saying that to my debs with the phrase " i'm only quoting names of plants" at the end

the yellow plant which is covered in bees as soon as it flowers is a sedum rockery creeper, it tries to take over so i have to be hard with it but and bits left in the soil just root and away it goes, thinking about putting it around the pond

thought you peeps might like to see the pond in those long dark days of winter and some other random stuff






Hey are a dark horse,you clever clogs. Your latest pics are lovely. Anymore to come?


Loved your pics. The pond will soon settle in, could you erect some sort of netting frame around pump/filter and put a small iavy or something up it to hide black box. I Still wish I had a pond like that though.

Caz W

Looks great Alan.  Keep us posted - would love to see it when it comes back to life in the Spring.  Is that ordinary netting covering the pond? Will need to get something for mine as I've spent days lately picking the leaves out of it!

Your pics are lovely Alan. Just a word of warning about the " mind your own business" plant ( if that's what it is) Once you have it in a bed you cannot get rid of it and it even spread into the lawn in a previous garden and we had a devil of a job to stop it spreading further (even had a specialist lawn company in to try to control it!) After my experience I would never knowingly introduce it into my garden.

thanks for the heads up on that patrevlil, we will take due care