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LeadFarmer

I sadly had to remove an infected cherry tree from my garden recently, so with the hole that was left I decided to make a wildlife pond. Heres the tree before it was removed...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/0042.jpg

 and shortly after it was removed..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/garden2.jpg

 I never got around to lining the pond but is im on heavy clay the pond filled up by itself, a little planting up and heres how it looks now...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/003-001.jpg

 By next spring I intend to have the pond lined as the water soon soaks away in dry weather, and I hope to have planted the area with native plants etc, but Im pleased with it so far.

FloBear

You must have worked hard! I'm sure you'll be glad you did it. A pond is always worth doing in my opinion. I would suggest you get it lined asap as the longer you leave it, the more creatures will take up residence and then be homeless / dead when you start again. I have a major refurbishment to do on my 20+ year old pond and will try to time it to cause the least amount of disturbance though there will of course be plenty. Luckily I have a small pond in my front garden as well so some of the beasties will have an alternative home.

weejenny

i left a pond behind in my last garden it broke my heart i loved the whole idea of giving wildlife a home and bog plants i could watch the pond for hours. I so so miss it. My garden is too narrow and small to have one now. What i have done is made a bog garden i dug my border on to the lawn about two feet of it which was back breaking work and put a descent polythene down with a few holes here and there and put the soil back and planted it up. Has anyone any ideas on a very natural water feature im not into an urn spouting water

Dont forget to make a shelf incase little mammals fall in. If you add a shallow beach the birds love to bath especially in hot weather. Your pond looks great !

LeadFarmer

Thanks, its still 'work in progress' as they say. To be honest I wasnt ready to fill it with water, but with all the rain we've had its filled up by itself. There is a shelf at the back, and the front is beached slightly.

Ive got plenty of landscaping yet to do around the pond, including laying a block paved path. I fear if I lined the pond now then there will be allsorts of debris falling into it whilst the work continues. I aim to get the work done first, empty the pond and get it lined, then fill the pond again. All by the end of the summer!!!

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