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Cloggie

 The bed at the back is to be planted up as a hidey hole for creatures.

Cloggie

 There are a couple of young plants and the lily is stood on a chimney pot at the moment.

Cloggie

 Lots of places for the boatman to hide, we only see him/her occasionally.  The piece of wood in the first pic was dug out of the garden when the footings went in for a recent build.

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Cloggie

There is an overflow into this bed which is lined also (it was a sandpit previously).  The Arum Lily was already in there (brought with me from last house) but I moved it out so that it can flourish.  Hence it looks a bit limp but it should be fab next year.

Victoria Sponge

Looks good, I like your underwater arrangement of stones and pebbles

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Firecracker

I think that's great cloggie, how much sunshine will it get? I'm about to lift my small pond ready for moving it a little. Love the overspill section, good idea.

Cloggie

I took the photos at about 4:30.  It had been in sun all day up to that point since sunrise. It is a nice sunny spot.

AngieR

you've done a great job cloggie.  Just you wait, it won't be long until there is plenty activity in there.  please may I ask what that grass is?  It's a cracker!

Cloggie

The grass was here when I moved in and is the only variegated (or yellow?) Pampas Grass that I've seen.  I'm guessing it's this one: http://www.burncoose.co.uk/site/plants.cfm?pl_id=1323&fromplants=pn_id%3D184 (I've no affiliation with this nursery, merely came up on a search).

I got quite a nasty cut off it yesterday and it has the arching plumes of seedheads so I'm pretty sure it's pampas. 

hogweed

Looks lovely. So many people don't plan the edging until they are done and leave a huge wadge of unsighly pond liner on display. Only thing I would say is that your beachy bit is the farthest from the soon to be planted hidey bit so everything is going to have to scurry round half the pond with no cover to get to the hidey bit...........May not bother you unless you are a tasty morsel for something with sharp beak and/or claws! 

Cloggie

Darn, I did an update to this thread and it was lost for some reason or another! 

Ho hum!

Anyway, the gist of my reply was to thank you for the feedback hogweed and I'll maybe look at a stop-off planting point between the beach and the haven.  I think there is scope for this.

Thank you for the reply and I'm open to other improvements, this is our first pond so despite extensive Googling: real-time experience can't be beaten.

Cloggie

 Dragonfly showing some attention.

plant pauper

Great pic Cloggie! Your pond looks lovely...all neat and tidy!

Cloggie

Yeah, bit too neat n tidy right now, need a bit of wildy settling in to happen but pleased with it so far.  There is wildlife in the water but you need a spyglass to see it! 

plant pauper

Be careful what you wish for Clogs. Did you see the picture of my niece in the middle of mine?!?!?!  Once they settle and get balanced and all comfortable with themselves they get carried away. I've just had to let mine get on with it. It's hoochin' with any kind of pond life you care to mention. Sometimes I can be found sitting on a big stone just watching. I've come close to face-planting more times than I'd like cos my leggies go to sleep.  Might get garden guy to build me a little peg to sit on . (He's an angler and knows about stuff...that's handy ).

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Cloggie

I did see your niece in yours which is fairly large if I remember rightly.  We've been lying on the grass gazing in amazed at the little wiggly things which when we Googled turned out to be mosquito larvae (shh!).  Oh well, they will be food for someone!  

Fairygirl

Like this Ppauper....

It looks great Cloggie, and you'll have great fun adding to it all as time goes on. Lovely dragonfly pic  

Don't want to worry you about Pamapas grass, but back in the seventies, there was always a rumour about people who had them in their front gardens...

plant pauper

Exactly like that FG. Cept I'm a girl. 

I too have pampas grass at the front but thankfully nobody here knows the code so they just swing on by!! 

Fairygirl

Ooh sorry ppauper -  I forgot you'd shaved off the beard....