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Wildlife pond and sandstone

We've put a wildlife pond in place yesterday. Its well lined and surrounded by sandstone rocks. There were a couple of edge leaks yesterday where the sides had got too wet and collapsed slightly but these were fixed and there doesnt appear to be any obvious leaks.

Overnight the water level appear to have dropped an inch or so and the rocks look like they are soaking up water.

Should we just keep topping up the water until the rocks have reached saturation or is there something else we need to do?


  • lily6lily6 Working and living in the Chiltern Hills. Posts: 79
    It really looks lovely, can you post another pic for us to admire next year when its matured please. I can't answer your question though! 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,919
    You'll need to look for the lowest point and your final level will be that. If that's too low for your preference, you'll need to find a way of raising it so that you get the level you need/want. 
    Front right looks to be the lowest point. It would be worth filling with your hose slowly to see where the water comes out, and then just address that bit if you want it a little higher. Sometimes it's just a case of pushing a bit of soil or turf under the liner.  :)
    I can't really see anything wrong with it though. It'll be lovely when all the plants mature  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

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