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Steel mesh covering wildlife pond?

Posted: 23/04/2012 at 21:40

Fair point, how about galvanised steel mesh? Seems there isnt really a perfect solution?

Steel mesh covering wildlife pond?

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 20:21

I need it to support the weight of a child if they fell into the pond. Ive seen a plastic grid system thats available but requires support in the middle of the pond. I may have to suspend the metal grid over the ponds water surface, but ideally submerging it would be better to hide it from view.

Steel mesh covering wildlife pond?

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 17:40

Im planning on using a steel mesh with square holes about 6" square, so that should overcome that issue hopefully. Im hoping the steel doesnt harm the water if it corrodes?

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/Rebar_Welded_Mesh.jpg

April in Your Garden

Posted: 22/04/2012 at 17:36

Cleaned my patio with my pressure washer...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/garden20122.jpg

 planted a couple of clematis under each obelisk, and sorted out my planters..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/garden20121.jpg

April in your garden

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 20:35

Thanks HH. I decided to put a wildlife pond in the hole left by the cherry tree. Unfortunately during the process of removing the tree I seriously injured my back, putting me out of action for the whole of last year.

Im almost back to normal now, so Im playing catch-up in the garden.

Steel mesh covering wildlife pond?

Posted: 21/04/2012 at 00:20

I hope to finish off building my wildlife pond this year, and to make it child safe I was thinking of laying a steel reinforcing re-bar mesh grid over the top, or possibly just underneath the water level.

Would this steel grid cause any reaction with the water? Would it be ok to use galvanised steel? My pond is roughly circular and about 6ft diameter.

April in your garden

Posted: 20/04/2012 at 00:59

Hollie-Hock, I almost darent show my more recent photos. That lovely cherry tree had honey fungus which had spread to my privet hedge. So sadly I had to dig the tree and its roots out....

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/garden2.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/garden.jpg

Hopefully my garden will soon return to how it looked the year before...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/garden15.jpg

April in your garden

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 21:20

Sorry sotongeoff, I did search but couldnt find one, perhaps the mods could merge this one?

April in your garden

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 19:30

Carried over from the bbc message boards, lets see photos of how your garden looks this April. Mines currently undergoing some work, so heres hoe it looked last April...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/May2010.jpg

and the lower section...

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/May20102.jpg

BBC Gardening Arrivals - Meeting Point

Posted: 19/04/2012 at 18:55

Hi everyone. Just landed here from the BBC Message Boards. Havent posted over there lately but done lots of lurking. Hoping this forum succedes as well as the message boards did.

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