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  • well done, thats fab, did you install a prefabricated pond, or have you lined the space with pond liner? i ask this as i am going to have a pond

  • It's a preformed one called burmuda cove it cost me ??20 from my local centre cheaper than the online sites. There are larger ones, good luck with your pond
  • Hope that pond is in full shade, otherwise it's gonna looker greener than pea soup and hotter than a boiling kettle in the summer.



  • Why do you say that? It's mainly in the shade it does get some sunlight but not much.
  • It's surprising how hot the sun is, even my ponds although a lot bigger than yours heat up rapidly and can get quite hot; even though I have shaded more than half the waters surface. Then problems with green water start.

    I'd also net that in late summer otherwise your water will turn black with the rotting leaves in the bottom.


  • If I'm honest, I don't think that's meant to be used as a pond - it's far too small. Looks more like a cascade system for a waterfall.

  • Pam11Pam11 Posts: 3
    We are intending to create a water feature in our back garden. The area is a gradual slope. We want a pond at the top with a small "stream" leading to a larger pond at the bottom of the garden where we will put a frog box. The intention being to attract frogs and toads. The rent for the box will be minimal so we should get plenty of tenants!
  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    marshmello, why are you trying to put Erica off her pond? She's had lots of good advice (if you read the earlier posts) and I'm sure her pond will be ok. We have the same and have had few problems.image

  • Erica938Erica938 Posts: 25
    Thank you Swiss Sue X
  • SwissSueSwissSue Posts: 1,447

    My pleasure, I just didn't like the tone of "voice"!image

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