I started creating this new garden 2 seasons ago and highlighted it in a previous post on Island Garden Scapes website. The pond progress is coming along quite nicely. It is a large project with 2 ponds…one draining into the other via a small stream. The pond liner was purchased at Dinter’s Nursery and the pump purchased in Victoria. The first pond is now complete and the 2nd is a work in progress. The pump will not be installed until the 2nd pond is complete and the stream bed finished.
The liner is actually a two part job. There is a cushioned liner laid over the bottom and then the actual liner is laid on top of this. This two part insert is to protect the liner from any upheaval of rocks coming through the liner and causing leakage. Once the liner was laid then stones were laid around the pond to hold the liner in place and to enhance the pond/s beauty. The natural stonework around the pond was created from stones on the property. Laying the stones was similar to a jigsaw puzzle fitting the stones together so they would lay flat. One side of the pond’s stones has cement between them to ensure they are stable. The garden owner wanted to be able to walk between the ponds so adding cement stabilizes the walkway.
It is definitely a work in progress. It is coming together beautifully and I am so excited to see this project completed!
See you in the garden or the garden centre! 🙂…in the beginning!