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France (Zone 8b)
Cottage Gardener
Apr 8, 2017 3:07 AM CST
Hi all! I'm new here.
We bought our new property just last year and now I'm trying to solve our pond problem.
There is quite a big pond just off the track by the gate.
It's nice to have a pond, but the problem is, we can't see it at all!
There's a tall hedge all around it. There is a bit where one of the bushes died and the wall of the pond seems to be caving in a bit, which is a problem seeing it's so close to the track. So obviously, there's no chance of removing the other bushes.
Does anyone have any ideas what to do with it? Could I maybe replace the hedge bit by bit with smaller plants that would hold the walls up?
Here are some photos, so you can get an idea:

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It seems the last owner tried to reinforce the walls with big sheets of metal. Not very pretty at all and it's all rusty.

If anyone could give me a few tips I would really appreciate it.

springfield MO area (Zone 6a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Plant Identifier
Apr 14, 2017 2:34 PM CST
does the pond have a liner?
how old is the pond?
the pond looks lower than the surrounding area?

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