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04/01/2013 at 17:57
ponddigger wrote (see)

hi sam .here are some photos of todays pondless 1 dig hole to store water

 dug hole to store water

 pond liner and underlay installed

 pipe for pump installed


04/01/2013 at 22:09

That looks really great, just the sort of thing that I was looking for last year, but I was told that the pump needed to be removed during the winter - it can get a bit chilly at times!

04/01/2013 at 22:39

hi hj .the way this pondless waterfall works .it only takes 5 minutes to take out of the pipe housing the pump,there is usally 18 in of water above the pump in the pipe,so that much water wont freezeponddigger

04/01/2013 at 23:55
Wow...that is stunning. Is that the same way of doing a bubbling cobble water feature?
05/01/2013 at 14:15

hi,day 2 at pondless water consponddigger

 filling the bason with water.covered the pipe with sandstone slab

05/01/2013 at 14:17

started building the waterfall and stream.pond liner and underlay first then the stonework

05/01/2013 at 14:20


 this is what i use instead of mortar,to fill the joints in the stone work,so a to make the water run over the stonework

05/01/2013 at 15:06

hi, here is a little video about waterfall foam.ponddigger 

05/01/2013 at 17:20

Hey thats looking really good 

You make it look so easy and as though its a walk in the park lol. That foam stuff seems to be the way to go as well. Alot easier instead of cement which takes ages. So how long before the water is flowing now then?

05/01/2013 at 20:30

hi sam .it takes about 2 hours for the waterfall foam to cure,you can run water after that.these kind of pondless are easy to build if you follow some easy stepsponddigger  ps here is the video where i learnt to build them  

05/01/2013 at 23:08

Thanks Ponddigger. My brain is working and now am thinking of something a bit more adventurous lol. I quite fancy water down a tree stump or over stone. Im assuming its the same principle???

06/01/2013 at 09:49

hi sam ,go for it ,will you post some photos of you pondless construction,if ye have any questions i will try to answer themponddigger

06/01/2013 at 11:30
I will that. Notvsure when ibwill be starting it but will be before april. Does the pump need to be very strong to come up through a medium stone or cobble? I am plannin a solar panel pump if pos cause i hsve ne lecky down there.
06/01/2013 at 12:10

hi sam.i use a plastic pipe or plastic barell.i drill holes in them.i put the pump into them.the water can  flows easily into a handy pump will doponddigger

 barell with holes to let in the water,i put the pump into the barell

06/01/2013 at 13:51

you can have  a pond in any size garden,they are no hassle,I have a small pond in a very small space of a front garden and a bigger pond in my back garden that's long and narrow.

06/01/2013 at 17:25

hi fr.any photos of your little pond in your front gardenponddigger

06/01/2013 at 20:52

A small pond was added into the garden about 18 months ago, since then I've seen toads in there a few times. It now resembles more of a ditch but here's a picture of it in Sept 2011 with accompanying picture of toad last year


I was very pleased that one morning, there were two of them



07/01/2013 at 07:08

That looks like a frog to me  (see my avatar).  Toad have a warty skin and a less pointy 'face'.  

07/01/2013 at 10:14
Thats really bonnie hollie. Thats the kind of thing im looking for as well as a wee bubbling cobble. What plants have you got in it? Is it still with oxygenating plants? How do you keep it so clear?
07/01/2013 at 18:08

hi, finished pondless waterfall today.ponddigger

 up and running,you can make these pondless waterfalls any size

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