First sod about to be turned for water feature

There's work to be done...

There's work to be done...

At last the water feature is about to become a reality. I am now under pressure to prepare the site which is a big ask with the election only days away. The area concerned has been an annuals garden surrounded by spring bulbs so I want to dig out the bulbs and the polyanthus so that when the earth works begin they are not trampled to a pulp. I have given some away and will rescue the rest for distribution to my staff. The photos are the before…so that progress towards the after can be appreciated. You can see from the photo the extent of the slope and the capacity to have two ponds with a small cascade. The reeds in the old wine barrel will be replanted in the ponds and the stones will become part of the pond walls.

...but one day soon this will be a water feature!

...but one day soon this will be a water feature!

I have collected the stones for the past few years for this purpose with many having come from the Tip Shop and others, like the sand stone slabs, from an old property at Avoca in the Fingal Valley. The sandstone slabs are to be flat rocks carefully positioned for reading newspapers with a cup of tea.

Crocuses poking up their heads

Crocuses poking up their heads

The rest of the garden is gradually embracing the spring and I do hope that it will not be crushed as the garden becomes a construction site.

Plum tree in blossom

Plum tree in blossom

The garden waking up to spring

The garden waking up to spring

2 thoughts on “First sod about to be turned for water feature

  1. Hey Christine,

    happy to come help you turn a sod or two for the water feature!!

    Let me know if you need a hand!

    Regards

    Michael.

    • Thank you Michael. I have now dug them out only to get a call from the tradesman to say that he cannot make it this week…best laid plans of mice and men. But hopefully next week might be a bit milder and so a bit better.
      cheers Christine

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