Sunday, 12 February 2017

Nice weather for ducks

Sandwiched the liner between two pieces of protective fleece.
Yes, that's snow on the liner. Yes, those are Marigold washing-up gloves.

Emptied the contents of two water-butts into the pond while easing the liner into place.

Not too much excess to trim.
The online pond-liner size calculators seem to yield very inflated figures. I recommend trailing a piece of string across the longest/deepest cross section and adding 0.5m, width and length.

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Some progess on a nice dry weekend

Pegs round the perimeter help check the levels.

We'll use sieved soil as a stone-free buffer between the pond liner and the rock/turf edging. Heather doing a splendid job, whilst listening to a whodunit to relieve the boredom.

Finished off the planter with some edging. Just need to top-up with compost and it'll be ready for planting.