Journal Project Waterfall

Discussion in 'Ponds' started by Tom, 1 Feb 2008.

  1. Here is what I have been working on for the last few weeks. We were fed up of not being able to do anything with the front garden as it was so sloped and moss outgrew the grass, so I asked if I could do something with it ;)

    The plants will be mainly grasses and ferns etc I hope. I'm using a Blagdon 8000L/H pump. Need to go back to the rock shop for a few more slate chippings and some smaller boulders for the top pond. Leaving the planting until it gets warmer so we don't lose them all to frosts. Main plan is ornamental grasses on the mud parts (the mound to the left and the bit on the right), and a few more grasses/bamboos/Iris around the rockwork and in the water itself to stop it looking so barren :rolleyes: . Hopefully when it's all planted you won't be able to see as much of the liner.

    Let me know what you think so far... :D

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    I've got loads more setup pics so if you want me to add them too just shout!

    Tom
     
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  2. Arana

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    Loving it Tom :D :D :D

    More pics would be great!
     
  3. Ed Seeley

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    Great work Tom. A very nice job and the brick behind the liner will prevent any collapses - good move!

    Mind if I move this to the Ponds section?
     
  4. Go for it :) Didn't realise there was one :rolleyes:
     
  5. TDI-line

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    Looks impressive Tom, how's your back....
     
  6. Themuleous

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    Oh cool, nice! Yeh upload some more pics!!!
     
  7. Moss Man

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    This looks very promising...

    Grasses and ferns, sounds good.
     
  8. Gill

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    WOW, That looks amazing.
    Love the use of shale
     
  9. Steve Smith

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    I love the big rocks! They really add to it. Any updated pics?
     
  10. StevenA

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    Yea how's it coming along, we need more pics :D
     
  11. JamesM

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    Wow, totally missed this... looks ace, Tom :)

    Get some more pics up mate!
     
  12. Cheers James, I'd completely forgotten about this! Looks a bit different now, all planted up and mad growth. I'll get some pics later if it ever stops raining.

    Tom
     
  13. George Farmer

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    Looking forward to some follow-up pics, Tom!

    The father-in-law and I will be creating something similar on a smaller scale in our garden. You're welcome to project manage it! lol
     
  14. Here ya go...

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    Tom
     
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  15. George Farmer

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    Wow! That's beautiful, Tom.

    Great work.
     
  16. LondonDragon

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    Looks awsome, very nice growth on all the plants :) do you have a pond at the end of the fall?
     
  17. Steve Smith

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    Looks fantastic Tom :) Really my kind of thing!
     
  18. Thanks :)

    There's a sump at the bottom under the bridge that will hold the full capacity for when we turn the pump off.

    Tom
     
  19. Joecoral

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    What a transformation! Looks great Tom
     
  20. Tony Swinney

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    Beautiful stuff Tom ! Just makes me want to do something more interesting with my pond !

    Tony
     

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