Monday, 28 August 2017

Pond Building Part 2

After a little bit of tinkering and adjusting, we have now planted up the pond, here is a list of the plants, anti-clockwise from bottom right of the picture . 
  1. Trollius - globe flower
  2. Nymphaea candida - water lily
  3. Mental aquatica - water mint
  4. Veronica beccabunga - Brooklime
  5. Pontederia cordata-pickerel plant
  6. Unl
  7. Mares tail oxygenator (no label) 

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Pond building

 This year has been one of projects.  We decided to try a pond, starting with a couple of low tech bowl ponds.
 While these were successful in attracting insects and frogs, the nearby vegetation caused problems and we then decided to embark on a bigger pond.
 Here it is largely dug out, we put it in an area which had been full of nettles which we killed and dug out.
We have used pondliner, a cheap and adaptable way to create a pond. It is part filled, so the next step is to move in some plants, especially oxygenating plants so the newts, toads and frogs can breed next year.