Saturday, 1 March 2014


It really doesn't seem it but it's 25 years ago this summer since we dug the big pond. 
This was the site.
Both hubby and I dug it - believe it or not - but in one day!!!
Sorry about the flash but these are photos of photos!
I don't remember having back ache because I didn't neither did my hubby, not like this week which has seen us having aches and pains in parts we didn't  even know we had !!
So the hole grew to the required depth
and promptly filled up after a night of rain which meant we had to drain it to put the liner in.
As we wanted to keep Koi it had to be a good 4' deep for them to be ok in the winter. A brick wall all round meant a little less digging and a bit more depth.
A double row of bricks would add strength which we have found to be a nightmare this week trying to demolish it.
This photo and ones following show it completed but before we added a wooden gazebo. 
It has served us well all these years but keeping 2 ponds is getting to be a chore now so this photo shows it as it looks today.
25 years in one post! 
The next bits will take a while now because we need to let the infill settle for a couple of weeks and then tamp it down. When we come back from our 2 days in Poole we hope to crack  on again.


Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW you have been busy bees!!! Love seeing the old piccys, Love Hazelxo

pearshapedcrafting said...

Been following the progress just haven't had a connection!! Definitely looking good - bet you're sleeping well! Chrisx