hi from the pond forum
im in the prosses of redesinging my pond. through experimentation i have found that i can grow plants( i also saw this in a book) that are not wateer plants in the pond by placing a layer of gravle on the liner and then covering that with soil to make the bed.. the higher the gravole layer over the water level the dryer the bed. based on this i want to build concret boxes over the pond linerthat are open at the bottom and sit on the gravle layer.i would use a watering system that would pump water from the pond into the boxes as needed and let the water drain back down and into the pond. does any one have any suggestions or think there might be any problems with doing this?... the pond ios in a fairly sheltered area and i tend to get almost zone 6 conditions around the pond..... in fact right now i have several plants includeing, iris, dianthis, pachasandra, wild fern, wild maiden hair fern, geranium orion, and thorndale ivy that are still green and growing, as well as spotted nettle, yellow arch angle,creeping jenny, and baltic ivy that if they are close enough to the pond they are s till green and growing in spots............ thanx in advance Parker.