I have to say that with NO GREAT PLANNING, we assembled the workforce, my special niece No 2 and her boyfriend Andy (an about to sneeze look Andy).
We dug out a hole. (well Andy did!!) We lined it with carpet, an old piece I had from our old summer house. Never throw anything away!!!!!!!
We covered that with a lining sheet.
And using water from our water barrels we filled it. It did take some time so as you can see my special niece had a sit down. So we all had a break to soak up the sun (sun cream provided) and hadsome lunch, a homemade quiche, salad and CHIPS, ANDY!!! (which I must say they have both successfully made at home since).
(I think) slabs that I got from my special mans mum because she was throwing them away about 5 years back. Never throw anything away!!! Tee Hee.
Pebble's where taken from an old pebble pond and we ended up with this!! Not perfect and still a bit of work to do but looking good so far! And I must say it's already attracting many, many birds to the garden.
I thought these where nice to share too, just some pics of the garden grasses and ferns that have already established themselves in other areas of our garden.
I will recommend for this project that you have a very helpful willing niece and an 'Andy', that is definitely well organised at the drop of a hat. It was so nice, can I say sooooo very nice to have someone else help with one of those little projects that the mind is always willing to tackle but occasionally the body isn't! I'm sure you know what I mean. I'm so lucky to have such young fit nieces with strapping strong partners.
PS. Can I also thank niece No3 for the loan of her digital camera to take these snap shots. Mine is still broken. Oh dear!
Have A Good Week.