New Wildlife Pond (pics attached)
Good morning everyone. My name is Kris and I’m a new to the forum here. Lived in a flat for 8 years, bought a house last summer, got right into my gardening.
Anyway my wife and I loved our wildlife and nature and decided to build a wildlife pond few weeks ago. Duck out a hole, which has there’s different depths, lined it with old carpet underlay, thereafter used a pond liner kit. It’s work in progress at the moment, especially with the rocks and trying to hide the liner (I think the water level can come up a bit) and last weekend we added some lavender, fox glove and verbena to the surrounding border, plants I’ve enjoyed watching butterflies and bees feed from.
I do however have a few questions perhaps some of you could assist with
1) I foolishly didn’t wash my pebbles fully when adding them and it’s left a silt on the underlay. Will this clear or should I remove, clean and start again?
2) we have a grass turf edge to some of the pond and as you’ll see from the photos soil on other flanks. I have tried to use the excess underlay to prevent, when it rains, soil water running into the pond. Is this an issue or am I overthinking it?
3) pond has been going now for 10 days. Water now has a green tinge (second photo and second last photo). Is this normal and will the addition of power plants and a wee fountain help clear it?
I’ve attached some photos to help.