Posted: 16/04/2017 at 11:19
Hogweed and GD that sounds like a good idea, Mght also grade the pebbles, large at the bottom and then getting smaller towards the top. If I put smaller gravel in between that should keep the liner covered as and when the pond water drops.
Have been up and about for a while but wont be doing any hard graft today, for one thing I think I am broken . Quite achey and tired after the last two days. The other thing is can't do much more until the liner and underlay arrive. We did quite a bit of reasearch and taking cost, durability and reviews into account we have gone for a flexiliner (LPDE) from Pondkeeper.co.uk It has a 40 year guarantee and has good reviews vs butyl and PVC. At the moment they are offering half price underlay and free next day delivery so it seems like a good deal.
We have also been out and purchased enough welsh slate to go around 3 sides of the pond. We are looking at filling the gaps in with Moonstone aggregate as it picks up the grey, brown and while flecks in the slate. Will need to buy pebbles that blend in with these. I've picked fish friendly rocks etc as even though we aren't planning to keep any I thought it would be safer for wildlife.
While I'm on does anyone have any good recommendations for plants both for in the the pond and in the garden area at the back of the pond? Also any I should avoid.