For the last few months, I have been slowly working on the process of clearing and cleaning out the pond. Initially I cut down numerous branches that had grown horizontally out across the water. Getting somewhere in the region of around two tonnes of logs from them. Still got a few more to cut down just to tidy it up, but those are not over the water.
This process has been a Sunday activity – not really that necessary but enjoyable, especially as the result are so dramatic.
Though it is very overgrown there are signs of fish, and certainly lots frogs and some nuts crawling around. The grass, weeds and other plant material are very well grown, and as can be seen by the large pile of grass on the bank to the left of me shows the quantity of material that needs to be removed.
After a good hours work the I have managed to clear three quarters of the small water area. Did not fall in but the water did go up to just under my arms where it was fairly deep.
The mound of removed material can be seen clearly behind me along with bits of the black plastic that made up the original liner, which has now come adrift. The area of open water is slowly growing.
I was totally shattered after an hours hard work, due to the weight of mud, water along with the weeds. So it is time for that cup of green tea.
You can see the garden for yourself if you book a self catering pet friendly holiday @The Shieling which is attached to Trostrie Cottage http://www.trostriecottage.co.uk
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