Well some 23 years down the line of time it seems I may be making a small pond :)
I had started in this location some 6 years or more ago and have just widened it a little to some 4ft max and about 1.5ft deep at best. The water is from the drain along the hedge so will fill when there is lots of rain, but currently the pond is not water tight to any degree. So enlarging and finding some clay will be the next job. (Oct 22nd 2021)
Downloaded guide on sealing ponds with bentonite.
Dec 8th Modifying drain channel to reduce water to pond to stop overflow. The stone, outlined yellow, is the height to set for the overflow. Currently it is on the edge of working. Maybe lower it another 1cm??
Working on waterproof sheet
22nd January Dug out rose, ash and oak roots
!Over the last 28 years trees have been felled for five major reasons; this is an ongoing process. See tree-feeling-2019-2008 for earlier work
Track to Trekensa
Starting on the sycamore south of the wagon on the track towards Trekensa. The first was to make room for the adjacent two to the west.
The next, 2nd sycamore
There are three remaining growths.
The next, 3rd sycamore
The 4th sycamore
The 5th and final looks reasonably healthy and am inclined to leave it another year to see how it grows, and meanwhile there are smaller branches of other trees overhanging the lane that I want to remove.
February 14th Splitting logs from S3 for firewood pile 1
December 23rd Dying ash felled opposite new greenhouse location
2023 Things to do
- June 5th, 2021 Buy two rider cups for brushcutter from Power Quip, Liskeard 01579 345307 !
- Top oak by Trekensa Gardens
- Fence off from deer ✓
- Clear way to marsh for water and create deer barrier therearound
Check out mast in boat and come up with action:✘