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Posted: Monday 19 May, 2008

by Rosemary at 8:28pm in Gardening Comments closed

Regular readers might recall that we had a pond put in a few months ago. It's a fixed liner, but quite a nice shape with different levels. After we had it put in, I began to have second thoughts, but it was too late. I spent a month or so just looking at it in a desperate kind of way, unable to make any sort of decision about it. Pathetic, really.

Anyway, about three weeks ago, we sorted the level (just about) filled it and bought some pond plants - marsh marigold, a water lily, a water iris, lobelia and some other bits (wish I'd kept the labels now). Having planted these, it looked a bit better.

New pond

Last weekend, we dug up the irises and the astilbe that used to be in the bog garden, split them and planted them round the far edge of the pond, along with a couple of hostas purchased for that purpose. We've used some existing stone to disguise the edge of the liner.

I gave it a quick weed and water this weekend and it's not looking too bad now - it's not Chelsea, but it's definitely improving. Unfortunately, Mr Toad seems to have decamped - maybe his idea of a des. res. isn't the same as mine.

I'm planning (today) to put some dogwood at the back of the astilbe and stuff to give some winter interest, but that might wait until we plant the rose hedge in the autumn.

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