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Half dug pond!

We have just moved house and are loving having two beautiful big ponds which are full of life.  The previous owner had started to dig a third pond half way up the very long back garden.  It is no where near a water source for filling and frankly looks out of place.  It is pretty deep and has some nice landscaping around it.  When it rains it fills a little and then quickly drains again (there is no liner),  Any ideas on what we could do with it would be greatly appreciated!
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,273
    HI and welcome to the Forum.
    I think, realistically, your options are, line it, or fill it in.
    Devon.
  • Hostafan1 said:
    HI and welcome to the Forum.
    I think, realistically, your options are, line it, or fill it in.
    Thanks!  I think filling it in is going to be the way forward but it is big so a daunting task!  I think I will need to think long and hard about how to make the best of the landscaping around it and build on what is already there.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,273
    Can you supply some photos? It'd help with advice to see the site

    Devon.
  • KT53KT53 GloucestershirePosts: 7,520
    What's the approximate size and depth of the pond?
  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble SuffolkPosts: 4,296
    Or a bog garden area? Again great for wildlife,  pictures would be helpful 👍

  • I have posted a couple of pictures above, the oil barrel in the middle gives an idea of the size.  My current thinking is turn it into a sunken seating area which will be ok in the summer but might be a bit soggy in the winter!
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,273
    It'd make a Fabulous pond, but V expensive for the liner. 
    Devon.
  • Hostafan1 said:
    It'd make a Fabulous pond, but V expensive for the liner. 
    I agree but we already have two lovely large ponds and this one is in a bit of an odd place.  We are dependent on a bore hole for water and I am not sure we would be able to keep in full in the summer!

  • ElferElfer Posts: 329
    A seating area sounds lovely, you could even raise the seating area and path if you fancy winter use too. 
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