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Finish the pond now or in the spring?

Posted: 25/09/2013 at 22:33

Thanks for the comments - and yes I suppose I just did dig it as I went along .... but I knew what I wanted to achieve and the levels were the key which I constantly checked with a long spirit level and at times a long plank of 'straight' wood to sit the level on.

Its only a small pond about 10' x 6' x 2'.  Just four levels.  The bottom and the top plus two in between at around 8/10" each - just what looked right at the time to take the 'dry stone' walling/paddle stones to hide any sign of a liner.  And I have to say I'm well pleased with the result.  Having built a few ponds before - some much larger .... this is my best to date.

This one ....

was the one before at my previous house - a 3,500 gal Koi pond with multiple filters in a purpose built shed... somewhat different

 

Pond Visitor

Posted: 24/09/2013 at 22:54

agreed...

Finish the pond now or in the spring?

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 23:13

Those 'lovely smooth rocks'  :-}  are known as 'paddle stones' and from my supplier cost £350 for a large 'dumpy' bag.  But u don't need to use these of course .... sharp edged are fine to as long as they are largeish ...... I have a few large Cornish flint type blocks in there and around the edge as well......

Finish the pond now or in the spring?

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 22:04

That seemed to work - so another.....

http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n397/dannyson53/IMG_0072.jpg

  All looks a little bare and new - because it is just 3 weeks old - but at least the waters cleared now...

Finish the pond now or in the spring?

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 22:03

OK - another go .....

http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n397/dannyson53/IMG_0073.jpg

Finish the pond now or in the spring?

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 22:01

Nope ..... just went straight to photobucket and showed ALL my photos...

Finish the pond now or in the spring?

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 21:57

Another attempt ....

 

 

Finish the pond now or in the spring?

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 21:28

Hmmm as I suspected - not what I wanted.  I cant find the gallery to upload to for this website. It won't upload photos from the 'tree icon' here either so I resorted to photobucket but am still struggling.....

Finish the pond now or in the spring?

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 21:24

Been a nightmare trying to upload images..... lets see what we've got here?

   

 

Finish the pond now or in the spring?

Posted: 19/09/2013 at 11:11

I'll take some fresh pictures once its stopped raining and attempt to post them on here.....

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