• You are viewing the forum as a Guest, please login (you can use your Facebook, Twitter, Google or Microsoft account to login) or register using this link: Log in or Sign Up
  • You can now follow UKAPS on Instagram.

Journal Lockdown wildlife pond

Kezzab

Member
Joined
18 Jan 2016
Messages
1,401
Location
Carlisle
With a bit more time on my hands why not dig a big hole? 9ft by 6ft, 2ft deep at deepest part.

Fingers crossed!

20200421_081234.jpg
 

dw1305

Expert
UKAPS Team
Joined
7 Apr 2008
Messages
12,086
Location
nr Bath
Hi all,
make pebble beaches and cover the liner to protect it
I definitely <"would do this as well">.
does anyone see the same problem I do?
My garden pond just had rock and a bit of dead wood put in it when I finished, but it all still grew rather quicker than I hoped.

I'd be a bit concerned about the soil. I think it will introduce too many nutrients, and possibly wick the water out of the pond as well.

This was the pond in 2010, by 2018 there wasn't any open water.

southern_hawker-jpg.jpg


I wouldn't be as worried about the shaded situation, ponds in woods develop their own specialised fauna, a lot of which feeds on leaf litter etc. Leaf fall will be an issue in the autumn.

cheers Darrel
 
Last edited:

zozo

Member
Joined
16 Apr 2015
Messages
7,846
Location
Netherlands
The video good tip about the polyester underlay:)

I really love his edging design, making the wall with loads of caves and nooks and crannies below the water surface. Perfect in 2 ways, aesthetically pleasing and great for wildlife to hide and nest.

I'm in the planning to copy that in a small pond, it's already on y mind for a few years, but yet could not source the material for it. All I can find in my region offering garden design materials are way to expensive for that.
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
adavin Journal Lockdown Pond Project Ponds 5
REDSTEVEO Pond No More Ponds 4
chinwag Pond planting baskets vs planting bags Ponds 5
ourmanflint 4x2x2 Heated Pond Ponds 0
T Project Cheapskate Patio Pond Ponds 2
killi69 Osmocote for pond plants Ponds 7

Similar threads

Top