A pond at last!

  • In reply to Maisie:

    You call them cobbles, I call them pebbles, whatever they are still such heavy work and you have done a stirling job of laying them down, I hope you have a good holiday booked somewhere, or is it a hide at the bottom of garden to watch all the fantastic wildlife you will get when you finish this huge project.

    Lot to learn

  • In reply to gaynorsl:

    Definitely cobbles! The smaller pebbles (a few cm in size) are yet to come. There's a ton bag of them sitting on the driveway *sigh*. I have no holidays booked except for the Christmas period off work, which should be relaxing if I can get a few nice days in to finish this.

    A closed mouth gathers no foot.

  • In reply to Maisie:

    Ooooh, my muscles are aching in sympathy! That's a fabulous way to make the beach, so that there's places underneath for frogs to hibernate, perhaps.

  • In reply to Rose Marsh:

    I hope you get the weather over Christmas - you're doing such a great job and I can't wait to see the finished article!

    Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.

  • In reply to Clare:

    Rose Marsh, I hadn't thought of amphibians hibernating under the beach, but I reckon it would be ideal for them!

    I wimped out and went Christmas shopping today. I did barrow 2 loads of clay round to the pond and do a bit of paddle stone edging, but I really need to do the edge shaping and with the ground so waterlogged it's impossible :( I'm hoping for some drier days this week so I can do a bit in my lunch breaks.

    A closed mouth gathers no foot.

  • In reply to Birdie Wild:

    Progress at last! The ground has dried out a little (as in no visible standing water!) and the soil piles have thawed, so I could finally get a wheelbarrow through again. I was even coatless out there this lunchtime and managed to fill and edge one half of the bog garden. I'd've loved to get the other half done, but sadly I had to get back to my desk :(

    A closed mouth gathers no foot.

  • In reply to doggie:

    Looking good, Maisie. I'm full of admiration for all the effort you've put in.

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    Regards,Tony

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  • In reply to TeeJay:

    Well done Maisie. I'm sure you will be well rewarded for all this hard work.

    Cheers, Linda.

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  • In reply to Sparrow:

    Fantastic progress Maise, you sure have worked very hard but the whole project is looking great.

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • In reply to HAZY:

    Yay! Side 2 done!

    Off to collapse in a heap now!

    A closed mouth gathers no foot.