Posted: 15/05/2017 at 07:44
We were going to do our pond last autumn but the weather was mild until very late so everything stayed very active, then the weather turned very wet and we missed the gap so we're then worried about disturbing hibernating wildlife. We ended up doing ours just a few weeks ago. We decanted some of the plants and pond water and all the wildlife we found into a cheap paddling pool. All back in now their newly renovated pond and happily growing.
i know in theory Autumn is supposed to be the best time but sometimes I think it's best to get in with the job when the timing suits you. Doing it this spring meant we had three clear dry days to lift the old liner, make the changes we wanted and get the new liner in and filled all in one straight run. I suspect if we had done it in the autumn, interruptions from weather might have meant it took several weekends and so much more disruption.
only downside is that we used our water butts to fill the pond and we haven't had any proper rain since to refill them 😞
Last edited: 15 May 2017 07:45:06