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I got a freebie. :)

sparkyweasel

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I saw this by the roadside yesterday.
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So I've got some digging to do.
Excuse the dead fridge, I really should find out if the council has resumed collections yet. :)
 

sparkyweasel

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Yes, I will test it for leaks. :)
Much easier to fix any problems before putting it in the ground. :)
 

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Please excuse the weed patch, - or admire the wildflower meadow. I will be planting some ground cover, maybe Creeping Jenny.
Using reclaimed bricks to build walls on the straight sides, to be followed by a path later. The other side is at ground level, due to a slope.
Marsh Marigolds, Japanese Rush, Water Fringe, Hornwort and Myriophyllum from other ponds.
Baby Yellow Flag Irises from an E-Bayer splitting a big clump. 12 for £10. :)
More Yellow Flags were already in a plastic tub, now it's sunk into the ground behind the pond itself. With some Watercress.

Daphnia, Cyclops and Asellus came with the water from water butts.
A Great Pond Snail made its own way there. After a few days it hadn't moved on, so I assumed it was happy and put a few more in. And some Flat Ramshorns.
I've seen a Pond Skater and a Water Boatman arrive. There are Damselfly nymphs, which I assume came from the other ponds with the plants.
Lots of birds come to drink out of it.
I had some planting baskets and aquatic compost, but had to buy some more. With that and the baby irises, I've spent about £20 altogether. I'm happy with it! :)
 

martin-green

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Its nice, but I was always under the impression that a GRP pond should be buried, or at least have a "wall" around it and the space filled in. The idea being to give it support and to protect its outer surface from the elements.
 

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Using reclaimed bricks to build walls on the straight sides, the other side is at ground level, due to a slope.
 

reidi

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Could do with finding one of these myself. Lots of spawning from the barbs, white clouds and danios. Nothing yet from the shiners (that ive noticed ) but adding more soon.
 
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