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Woos new pond

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  1. wiseowl

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    After 25 years my pond sprang a leak and sadly had to be demolished so I emptied one of my raised beds out and have created a new pond :smile:

    The new pond is almost completed.just the making good to do(decking around the perimeter )and the masonry painting brick red, pump.small water Lilly,and metal grill to fix and then the ghost carp to their new home:smile:

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      Well done :blue thumb:. You've now got plenty of room to plant new things :hapydancsmil:
       
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        Good morning everyone ,well would you believe it just went and checked the new pond and the water has all gone,so I thought I have posted many projects over the years which were successes so I thought I really must show you when projects don't go to plan,not sure what to do next but I shall have to keep smiling and have a re-think:smile:

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          :wow: The elephant must have drunk all of it! :scratch: Had you put a lining in there? Maybe it needs a tougher one or even two linings :noidea:

          I'm sure you'll solve the problem. :blue thumb:
           
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            Good morning @shiney my friend its a complete mystery ,the lining is the toughest on the market,the inside of the raised bed is as smooth as a babies bottom and under the base of the liner it is bedded with sand,I shall wait until I have some daylight and have a closer look,have a good day my friend:smile:
             
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              Oh no Woo, all your hard work :phew: :sad:. Could the liner have pulled away from the sides of the raised bed perhaps. Or maybe a tear formed from the weight of the water. Did you buy new liner of reuse part of the old one? Did you have a pump running in the pond overnight Woo - another way for a pond to be emptied!
               
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                Good afternoon @luciusmaximus my friend almost done just got to paint it brick red and stain the surround:smile:

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                  Painting done will stain tomorrow with Antique Pine:smile:

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                    It looks lovely Woo nice work :dbgrtmb:, will you be putting some sort of ramp up for any returning frogs :).
                     
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                      Good evening @martin-f my friend returning Frogs they are in a separate tank in the greenhouse;) ready for their new home,they will be able to gain access to the pond by way of a lower raised bed which is next to the pond:smile:
                       
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                        :dbgrtmb: Brilliant Woo :) stupid of me asking really i knew you would given them first thought :), i was expecting something a bit more technical :heehee:.
















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                          Hello @martin-f practical and hard work I can do technical I leave to Mrs Woo:heehee:

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                            It's looking good Woo :dbgrtmb:
                             
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                              It's looking good Woo :dbgrtmb:
                               
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                                Good afternoon @luciusmaximus and all my other friends,have stained the surround will put the second coats on tomorrow weather permitting,pump and filter should be here tomorrow,and still a little of making good to do:smile:

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