A reference of the work carried out on the lilypond at Allington Castle

This post chronicles the work done on the Lilypond at the bottom of the Italian walk.

2008 – Work starts to remove old crumbling concrete sloping edge.


Before work starts on lily pond 2008
 2008 – Before work starts to repair the edge.

The first task was to dig a trench so that the lilypond doesn’t overflow as a result of heavy rainfall.


Dig trench for the overflow soakaway
Dig a trench to install a soakaway to prevent overflow.

Next, level off the old edge of the pond by keying in the sound edge and then making some wooden shuttering (missing in picture) so that we could pour in the concrete mix. Then top off with an inch of mortar to level off.


Begin levelling off
Level the old sloping edge



casting edge
Install new stone sections and apply mortar joint


Stonework now Complete


Pointing finished
Garden bed ready for planting







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