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  2. kindredspirit
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    Goodbye lawn. Hello pond!

    Pic of one of the small ponds taken two weeks ago. I'm going to shift that water urn feature into the middle of the bamboo screens over the winter because it's a windy garden and the water keeps...
    Pic of one of the small ponds taken two weeks ago. I'm going to shift that water urn feature into the middle of the bamboo screens over the winter because it's a windy garden and the water keeps being blown off the top of it.
    Pic of one of the small ponds taken two weeks ago. I'm going to shift that water urn feature into the middle of the bamboo screens over the winter because it's a windy garden and the water keeps being blown off the top of it.
    Pic of one of the small ponds taken two weeks ago. I'm going to shift that water urn feature into the middle of the bamboo screens over the winter because it's a windy garden and the water keeps...
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  3. SparklyPurple
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    Bog garden and pond advice please

    Watermint has lilac flowers and releases a wonderful fragrance when brushed.I had a raised container pond a few years back and two goldfish. I did not get any mosquito larvae, so assume the...
    Watermint has lilac flowers and releases a wonderful fragrance when brushed.I had a raised container pond a few years back and two goldfish. I did not get any mosquito larvae, so assume the fish ate them. I did get them in the water butt though.
    Watermint has lilac flowers and releases a wonderful fragrance when brushed.I had a raised container pond a few years back and two goldfish. I did not get any mosquito larvae, so assume the fish ate them. I did get them in the water butt though.
    Watermint has lilac flowers and releases a wonderful fragrance when brushed.I had a raised container pond a few years back and two goldfish. I did not get any mosquito larvae, so assume the...
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  5. Redwing
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    We're Making a Wildlife Pond

    Well, I really don't think you need to worry about Rudd or Roach on a "natural" pond that is not fed growing into big fish. I have, as an Angler for 50 years, fished on several hundred different...
    Well, I really don't think you need to worry about Rudd or Roach on a "natural" pond that is not fed growing into big fish. I have, as an Angler for 50 years, fished on several hundred different lakes and ponds and have sometimes spent all day catching "Tiddlers" in their hundreds when I wanted...
    Well, I really don't think you need to worry about Rudd or Roach on a "natural" pond that is not fed growing into big fish. I have, as an Angler for 50 years, fished on several hundred different lakes and ponds and have sometimes spent all day...
    Well, I really don't think you need to worry about Rudd or Roach on a "natural" pond that is not fed growing into big fish. I have, as an Angler for 50 years, fished on several hundred different...
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  6. CraigET

    Solar powered pond pumps anything fancy

    Thanks guys, it’s getting better that’s for sure! Rain water definitely helps, it is in quite an exposed position and obviously the majority of plants are young and or cut back for winter. It’ll...
    Thanks guys, it’s getting better that’s for sure! Rain water definitely helps, it is in quite an exposed position and obviously the majority of plants are young and or cut back for winter. It’ll be a case of wait and see and put a lot more plants in for the surface of the water. It’s getting...
    Thanks guys, it’s getting better that’s for sure! Rain water definitely helps, it is in quite an exposed position and obviously the majority of plants are young and or cut back for winter. It’ll be a case of wait and see and put a lot more plants...
    Thanks guys, it’s getting better that’s for sure! Rain water definitely helps, it is in quite an exposed position and obviously the majority of plants are young and or cut back for winter. It’ll...
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  7. Snorky85

    Maintenance of iris surround pond

    Well, it's obviously a mature pond with masses of what looks like Flag Iris around it. Irises foliage will die back some during the Winter, but some will remain. It won't do any harm to the Iris...
    Well, it's obviously a mature pond with masses of what looks like Flag Iris around it. Irises foliage will die back some during the Winter, but some will remain. It won't do any harm to the Iris to thin it out but unless you really want to tidy the pond up I wouldn't cut back the foliage...
    Well, it's obviously a mature pond with masses of what looks like Flag Iris around it. Irises foliage will die back some during the Winter, but some will remain. It won't do any harm to the Iris to thin it out but unless you really want to tidy...
    Well, it's obviously a mature pond with masses of what looks like Flag Iris around it. Irises foliage will die back some during the Winter, but some will remain. It won't do any harm to the Iris...
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  8. Mike Allen

    Water Lilies.

    I've been trying to get rid of water lilies for years.
    I've been trying to get rid of water lilies for years.
    I've been trying to get rid of water lilies for years.
    I've been trying to get rid of water lilies for years.
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  9. martin-f

    Small pond project

    :) Welcome to Cornes Mini Digger Hire - Plant & Tool Hire
    :) Welcome to Cornes Mini Digger Hire - Plant & Tool Hire
    :) Welcome to Cornes Mini Digger Hire - Plant & Tool Hire
    :) Welcome to Cornes Mini Digger Hire - Plant & Tool Hire
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  10. Sian in Belgium
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    Siting a pond on a sloping garden

    The nights are getting longer, and the stressed trees are loaded with berries already. Autumn is approaching a-pace.Time to start thinking about linking the pond with the bed above it. We want...
    The nights are getting longer, and the stressed trees are loaded with berries already. Autumn is approaching a-pace.Time to start thinking about linking the pond with the bed above it. We want to have a pathway through the bed extension, to get all-round access to the pond, and to lead through...
    The nights are getting longer, and the stressed trees are loaded with berries already. Autumn is approaching a-pace.Time to start thinking about linking the pond with the bed above it. We want to have a pathway through the bed extension, to get...
    The nights are getting longer, and the stressed trees are loaded with berries already. Autumn is approaching a-pace.Time to start thinking about linking the pond with the bed above it. We want...
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  11. Clare G

    Ideas to buck up my tired pond please

    As far as surface cover goes, I have a Water Chestnut which has grown a lot of roots but little leaf growth and Water Soldier which has remained mainly submerged, the dwarf Water Lily has such...
    As far as surface cover goes, I have a Water Chestnut which has grown a lot of roots but little leaf growth and Water Soldier which has remained mainly submerged, the dwarf Water Lily has such small leaves as to not give much cover.:frown:
    As far as surface cover goes, I have a Water Chestnut which has grown a lot of roots but little leaf growth and Water Soldier which has remained mainly submerged, the dwarf Water Lily has such small leaves as to not give much cover.:frown:
    As far as surface cover goes, I have a Water Chestnut which has grown a lot of roots but little leaf growth and Water Soldier which has remained mainly submerged, the dwarf Water Lily has such...
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  12. Irmemac

    Barrel Pond Advice

    What are your plans for a pond/pool when it come time to upgrade....staying small or going large.
    What are your plans for a pond/pool when it come time to upgrade....staying small or going large.
    What are your plans for a pond/pool when it come time to upgrade....staying small or going large.
    What are your plans for a pond/pool when it come time to upgrade....staying small or going large.
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  13. Clare G
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    How I made some aquatic plant bags

    Brilliant! They look super. Will have a go at your idea if I add more plants to my barrel pond. You could go into business....
    Brilliant! They look super. Will have a go at your idea if I add more plants to my barrel pond. You could go into business....
    Brilliant! They look super. Will have a go at your idea if I add more plants to my barrel pond. You could go into business....
    Brilliant! They look super. Will have a go at your idea if I add more plants to my barrel pond. You could go into business....
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  14. BigC
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    Upcycle an old Tractor Tyre

    Oh bless darling how did you know
    Oh bless darling how did you know
    Oh bless darling how did you know
    Oh bless darling how did you know
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  15. Howard Stone

    Raising lilies in a deep pond

    Well we had quite a job of it!! I was given a large Nymphaea Alba, the native one, by a friend. The root was about the size of a small beachball. We planted it in an old laundry basket. It was...
    Well we had quite a job of it!! I was given a large Nymphaea Alba, the native one, by a friend. The root was about the size of a small beachball. We planted it in an old laundry basket. It was heavy as you can imagine. Next day after spending the night in the shallow parts of the pond this...
    Well we had quite a job of it!! I was given a large Nymphaea Alba, the native one, by a friend. The root was about the size of a small beachball. We planted it in an old laundry basket. It was heavy as you can imagine. Next day after spending...
    Well we had quite a job of it!! I was given a large Nymphaea Alba, the native one, by a friend. The root was about the size of a small beachball. We planted it in an old laundry basket. It was...
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  16. Russty

    Filling large pond

    Thanks for your informative reply.This is what I thought. I was hoping that I would be able to cut corners with the lining. But didn’t really expect so.I plan on most of it being lawn and a...
    Thanks for your informative reply.This is what I thought. I was hoping that I would be able to cut corners with the lining. But didn’t really expect so.I plan on most of it being lawn and a small section flower bed. I realise that once eventually filled it will need a long time to settle...
    Thanks for your informative reply.This is what I thought. I was hoping that I would be able to cut corners with the lining. But didn’t really expect so.I plan on most of it being lawn and a small section flower bed. I realise that once...
    Thanks for your informative reply.This is what I thought. I was hoping that I would be able to cut corners with the lining. But didn’t really expect so.I plan on most of it being lawn and a...
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  17. glasgowdan

    New pond - size and location help please

    They're all linked together, lucius, one follows after the other:thumbsup::snorky:
    They're all linked together, lucius, one follows after the other:thumbsup::snorky:
    They're all linked together, lucius, one follows after the other:thumbsup::snorky:
    They're all linked together, lucius, one follows after the other:thumbsup::snorky:
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  18. Outlander
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    Some babies.

    It would seem extremely unlikely that a heron might have found an identical orfe to drop into the pond on the very next day after one actually died, and there didn`t seem to be any other fish...
    It would seem extremely unlikely that a heron might have found an identical orfe to drop into the pond on the very next day after one actually died, and there didn`t seem to be any other fish disturbed or taken. No one else in the village kept golden orfe at the time, and no one had seen any...
    It would seem extremely unlikely that a heron might have found an identical orfe to drop into the pond on the very next day after one actually died, and there didn`t seem to be any other fish disturbed or taken. No one else in the village kept...
    It would seem extremely unlikely that a heron might have found an identical orfe to drop into the pond on the very next day after one actually died, and there didn`t seem to be any other fish...
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  19. luciusmaximus

    Purple Loosestrife

    I put the loosestrife in the pond on a shallow shelf and it looks to be doing ok so far.
    I put the loosestrife in the pond on a shallow shelf and it looks to be doing ok so far.
    I put the loosestrife in the pond on a shallow shelf and it looks to be doing ok so far.
    I put the loosestrife in the pond on a shallow shelf and it looks to be doing ok so far.
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  20. Outlander

    Hardening off marginal pond plants?

    Another update:The plants grown from seed all seem to be healthy but are a long way behind the mother plant which has grown stems and is flowering. The baby plants have no stems or flowers. I am...
    Another update:The plants grown from seed all seem to be healthy but are a long way behind the mother plant which has grown stems and is flowering. The baby plants have no stems or flowers. I am wondering if this is normal and I just have to wait or whether that is the downside of growing from...
    Another update:The plants grown from seed all seem to be healthy but are a long way behind the mother plant which has grown stems and is flowering. The baby plants have no stems or flowers. I am wondering if this is normal and I just have to...
    Another update:The plants grown from seed all seem to be healthy but are a long way behind the mother plant which has grown stems and is flowering. The baby plants have no stems or flowers. I am...
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  21. clanless

    UV Lights

    One further question if I may.Does anyone have underwater lighting?I directed a garden flood light to the top of the pond the other night - and the effect was quite spectacular - that rippling...
    One further question if I may.Does anyone have underwater lighting?I directed a garden flood light to the top of the pond the other night - and the effect was quite spectacular - that rippling light effect you see by swimming pools. I'm just wondering whether underwater lighting would be...
    One further question if I may.Does anyone have underwater lighting?I directed a garden flood light to the top of the pond the other night - and the effect was quite spectacular - that rippling light effect you see by swimming pools. I'm just...
    One further question if I may.Does anyone have underwater lighting?I directed a garden flood light to the top of the pond the other night - and the effect was quite spectacular - that rippling...
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  22. Redwing

    Pond Snails: can you have too many?

    Leave the snails because the life in the pond will balance out after a while. I put 10 Sticklebacks into my pond: the following year there were literally, thousands and thousands of them. A year...
    Leave the snails because the life in the pond will balance out after a while. I put 10 Sticklebacks into my pond: the following year there were literally, thousands and thousands of them. A year later there was just an average number of them and has been ever since.
    Leave the snails because the life in the pond will balance out after a while. I put 10 Sticklebacks into my pond: the following year there were literally, thousands and thousands of them. A year later there was just an average number of them and...
    Leave the snails because the life in the pond will balance out after a while. I put 10 Sticklebacks into my pond: the following year there were literally, thousands and thousands of them. A year...
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  23. Jellyfire

    Solar Pumps

    Well the pump arrived today. The battery needs an 8 hour charge before I can run it properly but I dipped it in a bucket to test the flow and was pleasantly surprised that it squirted like a...
    Well the pump arrived today. The battery needs an 8 hour charge before I can run it properly but I dipped it in a bucket to test the flow and was pleasantly surprised that it squirted like a hosepipe even when I held it above my head. Remains to see how long the battery runs for or how/if it...
    Well the pump arrived today. The battery needs an 8 hour charge before I can run it properly but I dipped it in a bucket to test the flow and was pleasantly surprised that it squirted like a hosepipe even when I held it above my head. Remains to...
    Well the pump arrived today. The battery needs an 8 hour charge before I can run it properly but I dipped it in a bucket to test the flow and was pleasantly surprised that it squirted like a...
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  24. wiseowl
    Like x 10

    Woos Pond in an old raised bed

    Nice to see who i'm speaking to Woo ....raised beds or not your garden still looks smashing
    Nice to see who i'm speaking to Woo ....raised beds or not your garden still looks smashing
    Nice to see who i'm speaking to Woo ....raised beds or not your garden still looks smashing
    Nice to see who i'm speaking to Woo ....raised beds or not your garden still looks smashing
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