The original pond was built in about 1990. The location offered the advantage of being visible from the house (which incidentally helps deter cats and herons), it gets plenty of sun and there are no nearby trees to fill the pond with leaves. Useful hint: to stop cats fishing in the pond push them in when you get the chance - they'll get out fast enough and you certainly won't catch them fishing again!
Joining the small higher pool with the larger pond, the waterfall comprises a long slab of rock with smaller pieces cemented down either side to form a chute. The water cascades onto a further rock before falling into the main pond.
A small area of bog garden was also included in the original pond which helped blend the back of the pond into its surrounds.
The pond had an informal stone wall around one side providing an ideal sitting
point for a meal or feeding the fish. A combination of bog garden and general
flat stones completed the surrounds - certainly not natural but very informal.
The pond was replaced in June 2001 with a larger version, we hoped it would reduce water loss too. The new pond retained the original waterfall and was a similar design although much deeper, wider and longer than the original. The old pond liner was used to make a deep bog garden behind the pond.
Under construction and after it was completed.