After my siesta yesterday afternoon, I started on revamping the pond. I’d left it a bit late in the day, though, and from past experience have learned that rushing a job when my heart isn’t in it leads to mistakes.
As I was packing up I saw a pair of courting pigeons
on my neighbour’s shed but, perhaps fortunately, they moved off before completing their baby-making activities.
Onto today, I wanted to wait until it warmed up, to give the pond area chance to dry out. The original liner hadn’t been successful at keeping the sand I’d lined it with dry.
However, in the end I decided to get on with relining the pond anyway.
So, now the new lining consists of bubble-wrap and cardboard as well as the original plastic bags used to bring the sand in. Then the liner I got from my dad last weekend could go down.
The manual says to leave the liner without filling the pond immediately. This is to give it chance to settle into the grooves. With this liner being on the rigid side, and there being a breeze, though, I decided to get down to filling the pond straightaway.
As it’s not possible for me collect sufficient rainwater for such a job, unfortunately I needed to use tap water. Hence, the title of this post. At least, as I’m not intending to put any plants in just yet, there is time for the chemicals in it to evaporate.
Anyway, I am leaving the pond to settle now. Then when I have time this week, I can sort out the finer details of cutting the liner to shape and decorating the edges with stones.