I want to make a wildlife pond in the garden before the summer is over.

I have a butyl liner I can use which is not quite big enough, but I have the opportunity of another, which if combined would be about what I want. What can anyone suggest is the best way of utilising both.

Can they be joined or linked in some way? Both are about 6x4m and just buying one big one is not really an option.

We have quite a large area backing on to open fields. The ground is only very slightly sloping, maybe 25cm in 5m.


Any tips would be very helpful. Thanks


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,241

    Butyl can be joined , but I think it is best done by the pro's.

    Could you make two ponds with a boggy bit in between? Bog gardens are good for wildlife too. You can just use thick plastic sheeting with holes punched in for the boggy bit.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 19,728

    Grub I'm sure you can glue them. There's lots of sites which specialise in ponds and pond accessories so you'd probably find something there. Bradshaw's is one I can think of -they'll have a specialist glue I'm sure. The slope won't be an issue - just make sure when you get the level sorted that you have no liner showing. It's worth taking time over as it can be a real pain to sort later on as we found at last house! image

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