Last Wednesday after spending a few hours away from home I returned to find the extremely heavy rain had caused a mud side into the pond!
I rang the Pond Doctor who said if I didn't empty the pond and clean all the mud out it would clog the fishes gills and they would die! so, for the next 3 hours or so Nigel and I, then Stella who dropped everything to help emptied the pond, caught fish, cleaned pond, filled it up once more put fish back
Over the next 2 days we removed soil, "landscaped" area by the pond and laid gravel down (helped by our lovely neighbour Sam)
The dustbins will be replaced by a water butt and superior guttering over the next few weeks.... Harry overseeing operations.
Happy fish - I think it was all worth it?