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RE: Plastic pond question....

The typical moulded plastic liner ponds are not the best for standing on
their own, since they tend to break down and get brittle when exposed to
sunlight. You can shore them up with brick around the edges, but this
doesn't really solve the problem. I would use a flexible pond liner, which
you can use in any pot, barrel or box you want to put a pond in. You can
build one as big as you want. I have a box in front of my house that sits
under the downspout and receives runoff all winter. I finally got tired of
drowning plants in the winter/spring and forgetting to water them in summer,
so took the dirt out and lined it with plastic. It is now a wonderful
pond/bog 6'l x 12"w x 18"d. No fish, just pond plants and whatever iverts
(including some clams) have taken up residence.

Brett Johnson
Green Man Gardens
bnbjohns at home_com
Date: Fri, 05 May 2000 13:29:41 +0200
From: Jim Cheesman <mogrim at arrakis_es>
Subject: Plastic pond question....

Does anyone know if moulded plastic ponds are strong enough to stand up
on their own, ie without the supporting earth around them?  I've got a
nice balcony on my flat that is crying out for a pond, but I don't think
my wife would appreciate me carting a whole load of dirt up onto it...
(Nor indeed would my back, of course ;)

Jim Cheesman