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  2. kindredspirit
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    Like x 5

    Goodbye lawn. Hello pond!

    A bit of a water lily overload. :(
    A bit of a water lily overload. :(
    A bit of a water lily overload. :(
    A bit of a water lily overload. :(
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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
    Like x 16

    We're Making a Wildlife Pond

    @Redwing nice job mate but worth the effort i'd say :dbgrtmb:...you need a little boat on there :snorky:
    @Redwing nice job mate but worth the effort i'd say :dbgrtmb:...you need a little boat on there :snorky:
    @Redwing nice job mate but worth the effort i'd say :dbgrtmb:...you need a little boat on there :snorky:
    @Redwing nice job mate but worth the effort i'd say :dbgrtmb:...you need a little boat on there :snorky:
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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. martin-f

    Small pond project

    You've got quite a few mateNow Martin I don't know much about ponds only what I see and read on here :whistle:...so is that a good thing or not:what:
    You've got quite a few mateNow Martin I don't know much about ponds only what I see and read on here :whistle:...so is that a good thing or not:what:
    You've got quite a few mateNow Martin I don't know much about ponds only what I see and read on here :whistle:...so is that a good thing or not:what:
    You've got quite a few mateNow Martin I don't know much about ponds only what I see and read on here :whistle:...so is that a good thing or not:what:
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  9. Sian in Belgium
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    Siting a pond on a sloping garden

    They hold general protest with them from time to time lol,In 2012, a flock of crows was seen pelting several expensive vehicles owned by political figures who were visiting a regional...
    They hold general protest with them from time to time lol,In 2012, a flock of crows was seen pelting several expensive vehicles owned by political figures who were visiting a regional legislative body in Russia. One local lawmaker, Maksim Ryapasov, blogged about the experience, writing, “When...
    They hold general protest with them from time to time lol,In 2012, a flock of crows was seen pelting several expensive vehicles owned by political figures who were visiting a regional legislative body in Russia. One local lawmaker, Maksim...
    They hold general protest with them from time to time lol,In 2012, a flock of crows was seen pelting several expensive vehicles owned by political figures who were visiting a regional...
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. luciusmaximus

    Flag Iris

    Hi @luciusmaximus this link may help you mate...if not i hope they flourish my :fingers crossed: are crossed mate :)Planting Flag Iris – Learn About Growing Flag Iris Plants In The Garden
    Hi @luciusmaximus this link may help you mate...if not i hope they flourish my :fingers crossed: are crossed mate :)Planting Flag Iris – Learn About Growing Flag Iris Plants In The Garden
    Hi @luciusmaximus this link may help you mate...if not i hope they flourish my :fingers crossed: are crossed mate :)Planting Flag Iris – Learn About Growing Flag Iris Plants In The Garden
    Hi @luciusmaximus this link may help you mate...if not i hope they flourish my :fingers crossed: are crossed mate :)Planting Flag Iris – Learn About Growing Flag Iris Plants In The Garden
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  19. intel

    Want To Fill In A Pond

    I had a raised pond on the patio a few years ago. It had an underlay and a liner. When I decided to make it into a flower bed I removed the water and relocated the insect life and snails. I left...
    I had a raised pond on the patio a few years ago. It had an underlay and a liner. When I decided to make it into a flower bed I removed the water and relocated the insect life and snails. I left underlay and liner in place just cut large slashes through it and left the oxygenator weeds,pebbles,...
    I had a raised pond on the patio a few years ago. It had an underlay and a liner. When I decided to make it into a flower bed I removed the water and relocated the insect life and snails. I left underlay and liner in place just cut large slashes...
    I had a raised pond on the patio a few years ago. It had an underlay and a liner. When I decided to make it into a flower bed I removed the water and relocated the insect life and snails. I left...
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  20. Irmemac

    Barrel Pond Advice

    It looks lovely mate so far and i :wub2:seeing lilies in them...it's looking for a good selection of logs now like you stated ....update please when you get them :thumbsup:
    It looks lovely mate so far and i :wub2:seeing lilies in them...it's looking for a good selection of logs now like you stated ....update please when you get them :thumbsup:
    It looks lovely mate so far and i :wub2:seeing lilies in them...it's looking for a good selection of logs now like you stated ....update please when you get them :thumbsup:
    It looks lovely mate so far and i :wub2:seeing lilies in them...it's looking for a good selection of logs now like you stated ....update please when you get them :thumbsup:
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  21. martin-f
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    Garden pond number 2

    The problem is, ricky, that the young frogs are programmed to leave the pond and make for new areas as their original pond will not be able to support them. So they will hide in what ever cover...
    The problem is, ricky, that the young frogs are programmed to leave the pond and make for new areas as their original pond will not be able to support them. So they will hide in what ever cover they can find as they travel and eat whatever they can on the way. It's best to let them and Nature...
    The problem is, ricky, that the young frogs are programmed to leave the pond and make for new areas as their original pond will not be able to support them. So they will hide in what ever cover they can find as they travel and eat whatever they...
    The problem is, ricky, that the young frogs are programmed to leave the pond and make for new areas as their original pond will not be able to support them. So they will hide in what ever cover...
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  22. Redwing

    Best Wildlife Pond Plants

    Thanks, @martin-f .
    Thanks, @martin-f .
    Thanks, @martin-f .
    Thanks, @martin-f .
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  23. luciusmaximus

    How to plant Bog Bean

    :ThankYou:. Instructions didn't say to do this
    :ThankYou:. Instructions didn't say to do this
    :ThankYou:. Instructions didn't say to do this
    :ThankYou:. Instructions didn't say to do this
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  24. Lee Savage

    Good pond plants for a tiny pond

    Thanks M some brilliant info on there.Not daunting at all really helpful and just the sort of stuff I needed to know.
    Thanks M some brilliant info on there.Not daunting at all really helpful and just the sort of stuff I needed to know.
    Thanks M some brilliant info on there.Not daunting at all really helpful and just the sort of stuff I needed to know.
    Thanks M some brilliant info on there.Not daunting at all really helpful and just the sort of stuff I needed to know.
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