The stone trough is my favourite object as it is probably more than a century old. I'd a thread about it in the Antiques and Collectibles forum here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/850036/ . But now I thought of showing it up here. It's been doing very well and I'm glad the lily is happily living with some little fish. I've a pond too. I'll post pictures as this goes on.
It must be a hundred years old in my guess. The old owner of the house had a cowshed which was converted into an out house in 1950 when my grandfather bought that house. The past owner was living there for some decades before that. Pic I took in May end.