Hello, my Hive friends and gardeners!
I live in Hungary and one of my hobbies is gardening.
Today I want to write to you about my garden pond and its vegetation.
The dream of my life was a house and a huge garden full of trees and flowers.
My dream has come true.
After that, my other big dream was a garden pond with lotus and goldfish.
And a cute wooden bridge over the lake.
The bridge was made by my partner with his own hands.
I designed the garden pond 8 years ago.
I first drew his shape on the ground.
I chose a semi-shady place for her.
And I thought the garden pond wouldn’t be circular, but bean-shaped.
The garden lake is about 4x4 meters, the deepest point is 1.20 m.
My partner and I dug up the lake with our own hands.
Afterward, we ordered a thick, UV-resistant pond film on the Internet, cut to size and welded.
The size of the lake foil fitted perfectly into the dug pit.
We laid the edge of the lake with beautiful, big stones, which we bought in the garden pond center.
We left another half a meter of lake foil on the edge and placed the special and shaped stones on it.
The next step is to fill the lake with water from the garden well.
We used the water in the well because the goldfish would not be able to live in the tap water because of the chlorine content of the water and it was the only option for the plants in the lake.
We first planted water reeds on the edge of the lake.
We have about 200 goldfish and 4 koi carp.
Goldfish need shade, so lotus leaves and reeds give them adequate shade.
They are very happy in the water of the lake.
Water lilies we purchased at the garden pond center.
In a planting basket, lower the plant to a depth of 40 cm underwater.
At first, we only had white and yellow water lilies.
I got a pink variety from a friend of mine a couple of years ago, I was very happy.
But my dream was a strong pink water lily that could not be obtained all over Hungary.
So I bought this variety in Austria at the Bellaflora store.
I am very happy that I already have 4 colors of water lilies.
I am constantly looking and searching the internet for new, interesting colors.
The photos were taken in different years.
Look how wonderful they are.
I love my garden pond, my lotus flowers, and my goldfish.
When the first lotus leaves appear in the spring, my heart is very happy.
I can’t wait to have spring and admire them again.
Hungary, 1. February 2022. 8:43 pm