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Posted: 26/09/2015 at 21:21

It's a double layer of heavy duty black polythene Gertie - which I already had. I used some plastic coated bubble wrap, that a settee came wrapped in, for the lining along with some sand. Hole was dug out to about 18"/24" at the deepest and sloped up to the right hand side with a little beach. There was a dead tree which I'd previously  removed, but we couldn't get the roots out, so I just incorporated it into the planting area on the right. Oxygenators and plants were put in last autumn with some watercress in spring.

Dug out last summer and rocks etc put in place:

Filled and some planting put in :

Most recent pic this summer:

Hope that's of some use  

Plant ID

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 20:35

Callicarpa I think Spike 


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 20:22

Sounds like a good time was had by all Dove 

Am I right in saying Lyn's OH is a stonemason? We had a young girl in the workshop the other day who is doing restoration work. Lovely to see young people keeping that kind of work going. 

Took youngest fairy over to a friend's for a sleepover half an hour ago - only 10 degrees outside , but the most beautiful moon in a clear sky 


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 20:08

Of course - that might be 'not Dennis' as it could be his missus 

He was in looking for some grub the other day so I've filled the feeders. Think the ruddy starlings might be scoffing most of it though, so I'll need to rig up the little hanging feeder for Dennis and his small pals 


Posted: 26/09/2015 at 19:33

Yup - here's Dennis from last year - before the pond was made

I don't care for magpies normally but those two have made me laugh this year. Especially when one slid down the neighbour's garage roof ....  

Last grass mowing

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 19:22

Like to travel light on the hills pp  

When to cut back the Lillies?

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 19:13

I'd think you could do them as soon as the foliage is over DD. Replant wherever you want them to go, or pot up spares for putting in a border next year or a separate display near the house 

Last grass mowing

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 19:08

I've had my old one for so long I may have a nosebleed when I go to use the new one. I'll probably spend more time faffing around with it than I will walking ... 

A map for my bits and pieces ppauper?  How many bits and pieces do you think I have!  

This winter

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 19:03

Not sure where I got NY from - it's YR. Senior moment 

GWRS - you're right - weather can be very 'local' in Britain. Not sure why we haven't all grasped that by now!  


# There's snow business like snow business...

Last grass mowing

Posted: 26/09/2015 at 18:59

That's a helluv an excuse for not cutting the grass ppauper  

I would have done mine but I've been arranging my new rucksack for tomorrow and doing maps.

I know how to live 

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A few little photos 
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intended new lawn area - worth trying? 
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