All the stonework inside the pond is finished and we are now waiting for the technical expert to come and start planting. He says that 9th June is the earliest he can make it and it will take him about a week to get the job done. So if any of you who happen to be in the area at that time you might like to call round and watch the most crucial step in the whole process. I cannot wait. Unfortunately we still have to get the water supply working and the water quality tested. Not to mention the rest of the works with soil for the plants and the landscaping around the pond site. I have given up all hope of planting up the gardens before summer and think that it must now wait until autumn. It's all very tense.