Posted: 10/05/2013 at 13:27
As long as it doesn't attract mosquitos, we have those already .
So I just smash the base, throw in any soil I can get hold of, and plant. Brill! There are some nice irises lurking in the bottom already, I'll preserve those while I prepare the base.
Actually there's a waterlily that might still be viable. I have a more natural looking pond at the bottom of the back garden, choked with bulrushes. If I pull out all the bulrushes the lily might grow nicely down there.
This is the front pond that's going to become a bog garden:
this is the back pond that I'm going to rescue: