Finally, pond progress pictures. The first three are various views of digging the new pond and shoring up the sides. The next one is the old pond/swamp/bog with the water lily taking over. The next is this morning, after pulling the water lily out. The last two are the still-in-progress new pond, which is looking more like a water feature now and less like a hole in the ground.
Pulling the water lily out was pretty horrible. Below the pretty leaves are a matted mass of slime, leaves, dirt, rot, and roots. It had dragged its original container from one side of the pond to the other, and the main roots were a good inch thick. We had to use a shovel, a trowel, branch clippers, and a thing with a blade on the end that's actually used for scraping linoleum off concrete.
Pond Progress Again
June 15th, 2014