Thursday, September 30, 2021

I added a pond and water fountain to our garden!

 I have been helping my stepson and family move into their new house.  Lots of work, but luckily they have a bit of overlap where they can live in the old house, and then do all the upgrades they want to in the new house.   Lot of cleaning and  painting, but the thing I have been enjoying the most is of course the garden!  They have a pond,a nd I have never had anything to do with water features.   One day driving home I noticed my neighbour getting ready for his garage sale, and washing out his little pond.   I nipped over to ask if he was selling the pond, and he was, so I bought it on the spot!   


It is a two part fibreglass system, and in his garden had the top part resting on the lower pond.   Once I separated them out, and put the waterfall section on a stand it seemed so much bigger.  


 Projects always look worse before they start to look better, dont they?   I originally had this  shrub as a green wall, but had to cut most of it away.  It will start to fill in again pretty quickly.


I filled it with pretty little blue iridescent pebbles (which came with the pond!   ) I placed my brahmi plant in the top section, and it has never looked happier.   The peace lilly sits in its pot on top of the pump, and then I have some duckweed floating around on top.  .  I do want some more plants , and would love water lillies, but not sure if the pond is too shallow.  I hear different points of view.   They will find their own height, or they need at least three feet of water!  after 24 hours to allow the water to settle I added the fish.


They are just guppies, but some have lovely colours, and as I feed them twice a day I feel they are getting to know me.  They will come and eat out of my hand if I hold a piece of fish food in my fingers.   This is a whole new project for me so if anyone has any advice please share your thoughts.  In the meantime we are enjoying happy hour every evening alongside the sound of tinkling water.  So lovely.   



5 comments:

  1. That was handy with the neighbour selling the pond it looks great in that spot. Have a good week.

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  2. I do love the sound of trickling water in a garden. We were given a pond, but the motor is not working and my husband hasn't found a replacement yet! But can't wait for it to be in the garden. Enjoy the fish and the pond.

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    1. I hope you get yours fixed soon. It is really lovely, and they all come scurrying over when I go out with the food. New friends!

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  3. Love the look of your new pond. It looks very natural and you will have lots of fun learning about water plants. The fish will be able to eat any mosquito larvae that show up in the water too. I used to have a water garden in a big shallow pot and every night our resident toad would be sitting in it to cool off. Aloha

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