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New Wildlife Pond

image The bed at the back is to be planted up as a hidey hole for creatures.



  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,457

    image There are a couple of young plants and the lily is stood on a chimney pot at the moment.

  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,457

    imageimage Lots of places for the boatman to hide, we only see him/her occasionally.  The piece of wood in the first pic was dug out of the garden when the footings went in for a recent build.

    Last edited: 02 September 2017 17:53:55

  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,457

    imageThere is an overflow into this bed which is lined also (it was a sandpit previously).  The Arum Lily was already in there (brought with me from last house) but I moved it out so that it can flourish.  Hence it looks a bit limp but it should be fab next year.

  • Looks good, I like your underwater arrangement of stones and pebblesimage

    Wearside, England.
  • I think that's great cloggie, how much sunshine will it get? I'm about to lift my small pond ready for moving it a little. Love the overspill section, good idea.

  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,457

    I took the photos at about 4:30.  It had been in sun all day up to that point since sunrise. It is a nice sunny spot.

  • AngieRAngieR Posts: 347

    you've done a great job cloggie.  Just you wait, it won't be long until there is plenty activity in there.  please may I ask what that grass is?  It's a cracker!

  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,457

    The grass was here when I moved in and is the only variegated (or yellow?) Pampas Grass that I've seen.  I'm guessing it's this one: (I've no affiliation with this nursery, merely came up on a search).

    I got quite a nasty cut off it yesterday and it has the arching plumes of seedheads so I'm pretty sure it's pampas. image

  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    Looks lovely. So many people don't plan the edging until they are done and leave a huge wadge of unsighly pond liner on display. Only thing I would say is that your beachy bit is the farthest from the soon to be planted hidey bit so everything is going to have to scurry round half the pond with no cover to get to the hidey bit...........May not bother you unless you are a tasty morsel for something with sharp beak and/or claws! 

    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,457

    Darn, I did an update to this thread and it was lost for some reason or another! 

    Ho hum!

    Anyway, the gist of my reply was to thank you for the feedback hogweed and I'll maybe look at a stop-off planting point between the beach and the haven.  I think there is scope for this.

    Thank you for the reply and I'm open to other improvements, this is our first pond so despite extensive Googling: real-time experience can't be beaten.

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