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Old 04-23-2012, 11:09 PM   #6271
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I know that's a crummy picture, but what do you expect for nothing?

Next, just lay the liners on top of the wood brick(s) and sit a chunk of marble on top.

The idea is to have it so that the marble sits just in the water, like so.
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I thought it would be a good idea to get the fence framing in place before going too far with that marble edging, just in case of any mis-alignment troubles.

So with my newly acquired shovel - you know what happened to the last one - I started digging post holes.
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The digging was pretty easy there and it didn't take too long to get the first bit in.
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I'm not quite sure if the lower fence rail will clear that cedar tree, so I opted to put a post on each side of the tree. I'll find out when I get to adding the lower rails.
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One corner of the pond with both marble and drain tile set around the edge.
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A selection of the new rhodos that we brought home the other day.
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A couple of the Pieris Japonica that I got from a nursery in Sydney a few years ago...both doing very well in the J. garden.
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General shot of the fence from the south end. The plantings I add should soften the look.

Of course, there are no lower rails and fence boards yet. I'll get started on that on the next good weather day. We may be in for a rainy patch.
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The rain might be here PDQ. This was the angry sky late this afternoon.
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Keith, the pond is fantastic, the flowers are just stunning, that is going to be one beautiful place soon. I got a question for you, what is the pond liner made of and how long will it last?
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Jim...there are two liners in the pond. The first one I put in we originally bought to line a big water tank with. Ended up making two smaller tanks and using only half the liner. So the second half of the original liner went down in the pond.

I did try to find out what it was made of from the supplier, but they actually didn't know. I would say judging by the colour that it is a poly vinyl chloride based product. One thing I do know is that I couldn't find any sort of glue that would stick to it. It needs to be heat welded for any repairs.

The top one has the words "Flexible Polyethylene Geomembrane" proudly emblazoned on it.

As for their life span, I really don't know. But many of these types of plastic are touted as having long lives. The dark colours will definitely help with the UV, but I don't know the answer to that part of your question.

As purely a guess, I might say between 20 and 50 years.

Fixed the broken shovel handle today...better than throwing it away.

I ground off the rivet that holds the handle in place, then punched the broken part of the handle out of the shovel end. Cut the handle off square, and then sanded it to match (sort of) the old end. Drove it back in to the shovel and used a nail as a rivet.
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Jim...there are two liners in the pond. The first one I put in we originally bought to line a big water tank with. Ended up making two smaller tanks and using only half the liner. So the second half of the original liner went down in the pond.

I did try to find out what it was made of from the supplier, but they actually didn't know. I would say judging by the colour that it is a poly vinyl chloride based product. One thing I do know is that I couldn't find any sort of glue that would stick to it. It needs to be heat welded for any repairs.

The top one has the words "Flexible Polyethylene Geomembrane" proudly emblazoned on it.

As for their life span, I really don't know. But many of these types of plastic are touted as having long lives. The dark colours will definitely help with the UV, but I don't know the answer to that part of your question.

As purely a guess, I might say between 20 and 50 years.

Fixed the broken shovel handle today...better than throwing it away.

I ground off the rivet that holds the handle in place, then punched the broken part of the handle out of the shovel end. Cut the handle off square, and then sanded it to match (sort of) the old end. Drove it back in to the shovel and used a nail as a rivet.
Thanks Keith, I looked it up and it is a PVC liner, I will do a little research to see the life of it. I appreciate you looking for me.

I am with you on the handle, I like to bring older tools back to life to use, there is just something satisfying about that.
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Keith, did you buy the newts or did they wander into the pond by themselves?
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Keith, did you buy the newts or did they wander into the pond by themselves?
They just materialized all by their little selves.

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