This morning, the pond area looked like this:
The soil on top of the liner which will hopefully become a big garden is starting to dry out. We’ve gone back to no-rain and moving the soil will have aided evaporation. So, it’s most certainly not boggy at present.
I plumped for our local garden centre to get the sand to line the pond: four bags for £10 seemed a good deal to me. They even pushed the trolley to the car and loaded the bags into the boot for me.
Then, after I’d carried them through the house to the back garden, I got straight down to emptying the bags into the pond and packing the sand down round the bottom and sides, which I found an enjoyable task. There were a few more stones to dig out along the way but I had reached the point where I felt enough was enough.
The final step for today was to lay the first sheet of liner over the hole. It doesn’t quite fit but the second layer will enable the pond to be fully formed. So, until I have time to do that I just hope that we don’t have rain.