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Extending my patio and leveling my garden in the next few weeks. Thought I'd dig out a wildlife pond whilst I've got a mini digger.

Done plenty research but I'm struggling to identify what stone to use and how much to buy. I don't really want to see the liner, pond will be approx. 2m in diameter.

Any suggestions?
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,109
    A photo may help if you can provide one to give us an idea of what you're trying to achieve.
    Re. the choice of stone, I'd only say that if any of the stone is going in the pond, make sure you don't use limestone as it will slowly disintegrate and raise the pH of the pond.
    I used yorkstone in and around my little w/l pond.
    Make sure you have somewhere to sit and stare - the goings-on in a little pond are fascinating. I can spend way too long staring into mine on a warm spring day.
    Good luck
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  • GreenbirdGreenbird Posts: 190
    Just pebbles or cobbles to hide the liner I suppose. Examples below.

    My wife leans towards modern/contemporary garden design, where I prefer to design around wildlife. So we need to compromise, which means in this case, no trace of pond liner and almost a formal look.





  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,109
    If your pond is 2m across the circumference is about 6.28m (2 * pi)
    Is that what you were after?
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  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,535
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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 6,350
    You can get pond liner with pebbles embedded in - useful for a shallow sloping part where birds can bathe, etc.  You can add more of your own stones and they'll be less likely to slide off.  Eg:
    https://www.bradshawsdirect.co.uk/oase-stone-liner-by-the-metre

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  • Beautiful pond Greenbird.
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  • ValleysgirlValleysgirl Wales Posts: 161
    Agree with Valley Gardener, you have created the perfect pond for wildlife and a place to sit and watch Greenbird

  • madmacmadmac Posts: 4
    Greenbird - beautiful pond.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,109
    I think we need to be aware the the photos posted by the OP are indicative of what they're hoping to achieve.
    A photo of the pond they've recently created would be helpful.
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    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • GreenbirdGreenbird Posts: 190
    Yes Pete is right. Those were examples of what I'm aiming to achieve. 

    I'm just looking for a rough estimate on how much gravel/cobbles to purchase to sufficiently cover the liner of a pond with a 6.2m circumference.

    I was hoping others had already done this and could tell me how much they purchased. I realize now it's probably more complicated. 
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