The new pond is constantly in our heads at the moment.
Since I said to Mike Lucky Spade, “look the pond has got cracks, it is too big, the water is green, and it is all fashioned” – I got a positive reaction from him… What else ? So we are now busy with the new pond project.The sick water pump that was not doing a good job, was replaced by a different system, more efficient because after three days I could see the fish!
But we’ll get to the issue of pumps later,
for today, the task assigned was to remove the berry bushes to vacate some room for the next pond.
I suggested to Mike Lucky Spade to cut them back and place them into pots in the waiting for the whole new revamping.
It’s not just building a new pond – it’s also getting rid of the first one
Anyway here are some pics of today’s work:
At the start, it”s plants galore : berry bushes and mint that has overgrown. This area has become grubby looking and this is the very place for our new pond. The yellow ribbon marks the outline of the project.
After two hours, the bushes have disappeared, it”s only the mint left. And that is next weekend’s job. As usual, Le Chat is keen to watch.
The bushes have been cut back, and stored for planting next winter.
This line of pots contains the gunera that is currently next to the pond and that has to find a new life with the new pond. From one plant, Mike Lucky Spade has made 4. All the better! They are pretty expensive in garden centers.