It's been a frenzy of gardening this Easter at my place. Well, a frenzy in my terms. Probably actually a slow sort of dig, dig, ponder, plant, pick out a weed, dig, contemplate...
Anyway, the first garden job I got cracking on was the pond. Remember how ugly it looked a few weeks ago? I dug up all the weeds - well most of the weeds and then they grew back again! And I pulled out all the cack that was growing on the bottom of the pond and I contemplated for a few days. Then I filled it up with water and contemplated some more. But the next day the water level in that pond was suspiciously low. And the next day I realised that I did indeed have a slow leak. Shouldn't have surprised me seeing as it has been sitting there for a couple of years and was made with plastic liner and there are rocks and things all about.
Problem was that after all that contemplation, I had set my heart on a pond and was determined to make it work. So I pulled the lot out went and purchased a pre-fab little pond from the local big barn. And plonked it in.
I'm pretty sure that pond has only a few more days looking this good and will then turn a slimy green and become a nursery for baby mozzies. So what should I do? There are little solar pumps for a reasonable price on ebay. Whether they would do a good enough job of oxygenating the water and keep fish alive I'm not too sure. Any suggestions?