Just like ‘First Light’ on new telescopes, except that this is for our new wildlife pond. So, drum roll please, as the first drops of water start to fill the pond:
Last autumn we got rid of the 6m hexagonal above ground pool that we built for the kids some ten years ago and while we watched the builders break the 12-inch (excessive I know) concrete base up, we decided to go deeper. We asked them to use the digger to scrape out the clay base to a metre, so that we could make a pond.
Now I know that this post is jumping the gun a little, because said pond is not even close to being finished, but after months of digging the hole, watching the hole fill with winter rains, pumping out collected water, building a summerhouse, building a retaining wall for some anticipated decking in front of summerhouse, we finally got to the fun part of making the pond and I couldn’t resist sharing.
Today we put in the liner and right now the water is pouring in.
Now, imagine: Chairs on the decking (to the right), summerhouse doors flung wide open, waterlilies floating on the surface, marginals decorating the edges and the pond just buzzing with wildlife.
Ah, dreams …
Are you planning anything exciting for your garden?