I can’t believe it is the end of the year. And after about a month of work on the pond, it is still not finished. However, I feel real progress was made today and I’m sure I will sleep well tonight.
This morning, I cleared away the last of the soil from the area which is to be the bog garden. Part of me wanted to give up, as I wasn’t feeling too energetic after a long day out in the West Midlands on Saturday. But I persevered, knowing that the sense of satisfaction this evening would be worth the effort.
Then after lunch I used sand which had originally been under the patio slabs to line the bog garden before putting down the liner. There were rather more stones in the sand than I’d hoped for but I think I’ve picked them out sufficiently to prevent the liner from puncturing.
Should the stone issue prove to be too thorny, as you may have gleaned from the above photo, I’ve got plenty of liner. It’s not the most flexible but I saved it from landfill. And in using the sand for the bog garden today, I know I must purchase stone-free sand for the pond proper.
So, 2019 here we come. I’ve still got a number of other jobs to do this winter to complete my plans but I’m going to enjoy some rest for a day or two…. unless I sneak in a visit to a garden centre at some point tomorrow.
I hope you have a wonderful start to 2019. And it would be nice to think the world will be a better place than it was in 2018.