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  2. kindredspirit
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    Goodbye lawn. Hello pond!

    Detail of new wall panels put up to try and protect the Japanese Maples bed from the wind. Made from 8 x 4 marine ply cut in halves.
    Detail of new wall panels put up to try and protect the Japanese Maples bed from the wind. Made from 8 x 4 marine ply cut in halves.
    Detail of new wall panels put up to try and protect the Japanese Maples bed from the wind. Made from 8 x 4 marine ply cut in halves.
    Detail of new wall panels put up to try and protect the Japanese Maples bed from the wind. Made from 8 x 4 marine ply cut in halves.
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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. wiseowl

    Water Lily "Attraction"

    Good afternoon @pete yes my friend it has 14 flowers this year,and the ghost carp just love it
    Good afternoon @pete yes my friend it has 14 flowers this year,and the ghost carp just love it
    Good afternoon @pete yes my friend it has 14 flowers this year,and the ghost carp just love it
    Good afternoon @pete yes my friend it has 14 flowers this year,and the ghost carp just love it
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  6. 2nd_bassoon

    How to lay a flexible liner

    Yes it was intended as a compromise, not ideal but might do the job. My thoughts were buying a length of black PVC cladding, just as an example. Shiplap External Cladding 150mm Black Ash PVC,...
    Yes it was intended as a compromise, not ideal but might do the job. My thoughts were buying a length of black PVC cladding, just as an example. Shiplap External Cladding 150mm Black Ash PVC, PlasticBuildingSupplies.comThen screwing this to the top of the brickwork on the inside, trapping ...
    Yes it was intended as a compromise, not ideal but might do the job. My thoughts were buying a length of black PVC cladding, just as an example. Shiplap External Cladding 150mm Black Ash PVC, PlasticBuildingSupplies.comThen screwing this to...
    Yes it was intended as a compromise, not ideal but might do the job. My thoughts were buying a length of black PVC cladding, just as an example. Shiplap External Cladding 150mm Black Ash PVC,...
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  7. Snorky85

    Pond plants and shade ideas

    You can always use baskets with no holes in, instead of the expensive aquatic baskets, and just put enough holes in, with a hot screwdriver, or a drill, to admit water.:dunno::snorky: That way the plant will...
    You can always use baskets with no holes in, instead of the expensive aquatic baskets, and just put enough holes in, with a hot screwdriver, or a drill, to admit water.:dunno::snorky: That way the plant will have enough access to the pond water, and take out the nutrients, without going out of control.:coffee:
    You can always use baskets with no holes in, instead of the expensive aquatic baskets, and just put enough holes in, with a hot screwdriver, or a drill, to admit water.:dunno::snorky: That way the plant will have enough access to the pond water, and take out...
    You can always use baskets with no holes in, instead of the expensive aquatic baskets, and just put enough holes in, with a hot screwdriver, or a drill, to admit water.:dunno::snorky: That way the plant will...
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  8. John Jameson
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    Newts

    Its not urgent, it just could look better, ill just keep taking the Algae of the top and from round the Pump.
    Its not urgent, it just could look better, ill just keep taking the Algae of the top and from round the Pump.
    Its not urgent, it just could look better, ill just keep taking the Algae of the top and from round the Pump.
    Its not urgent, it just could look better, ill just keep taking the Algae of the top and from round the Pump.
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  9. Sirius
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    Mini Pond Revamp

    A pump and filter will only stop green water if there's a UV in the filter. Surface cover and vigorous plant growth is the best solution without that but I recommend getting a filter regardless -...
    A pump and filter will only stop green water if there's a UV in the filter. Surface cover and vigorous plant growth is the best solution without that but I recommend getting a filter regardless - goldfish get big and are messy, and you'll struggle to keep the water healthy and stable with those...
    A pump and filter will only stop green water if there's a UV in the filter. Surface cover and vigorous plant growth is the best solution without that but I recommend getting a filter regardless - goldfish get big and are messy, and you'll...
    A pump and filter will only stop green water if there's a UV in the filter. Surface cover and vigorous plant growth is the best solution without that but I recommend getting a filter regardless -...
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  10. Rexluna

    Waterlogged in London - too much?

    Thank you for all your replies - for some reason my email didn't notify me, so I have only just seen them. And thank you for the invitation, that sounds really lovely, I will see if it is...
    Thank you for all your replies - for some reason my email didn't notify me, so I have only just seen them. And thank you for the invitation, that sounds really lovely, I will see if it is possible, very kind indeed.What fun a waterlogged, wet flower and wildlife haven!
    Thank you for all your replies - for some reason my email didn't notify me, so I have only just seen them. And thank you for the invitation, that sounds really lovely, I will see if it is possible, very kind indeed.What fun a waterlogged, wet...
    Thank you for all your replies - for some reason my email didn't notify me, so I have only just seen them. And thank you for the invitation, that sounds really lovely, I will see if it is...
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  11. Snorky85

    Froggies....do they need to be able to get out?

    I built a sloping edge into my pond to let wildlife climb out. You could easily built a wooden ramp to let the Frogs hop on and climb up.:dunno::snorky:
    I built a sloping edge into my pond to let wildlife climb out. You could easily built a wooden ramp to let the Frogs hop on and climb up.:dunno::snorky:
    I built a sloping edge into my pond to let wildlife climb out. You could easily built a wooden ramp to let the Frogs hop on and climb up.:dunno::snorky:
    I built a sloping edge into my pond to let wildlife climb out. You could easily built a wooden ramp to let the Frogs hop on and climb up.:dunno::snorky:
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  12. Lewie

    Creeper

    From Lewie. "Had a look at a couple of those kindrid but they say full sun. As I mentioned the pots will be shaded mostof the day. I would very likely have used lavender but I don't think they...
    From Lewie. "Had a look at a couple of those kindrid but they say full sun. As I mentioned the pots will be shaded mostof the day. I would very likely have used lavender but I don't think they like the shade either."I have all four, in pots quite happily growing in shade., which is why I...
    From Lewie. "Had a look at a couple of those kindrid but they say full sun. As I mentioned the pots will be shaded mostof the day. I would very likely have used lavender but I don't think they like the shade either."I have all four, in pots...
    From Lewie. "Had a look at a couple of those kindrid but they say full sun. As I mentioned the pots will be shaded mostof the day. I would very likely have used lavender but I don't think they...
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  13. clanless

    Baffled ?

    I've met a lot of those in meetings! :doh: :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    I've met a lot of those in meetings! :doh: :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    I've met a lot of those in meetings! :doh: :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    I've met a lot of those in meetings! :doh: :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
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  14. Howard Stone

    Dyofix

    Thats certainly different. Just googled it and it looks interesting. Just give it a go i guess.
    Thats certainly different. Just googled it and it looks interesting. Just give it a go i guess.
    Thats certainly different. Just googled it and it looks interesting. Just give it a go i guess.
    Thats certainly different. Just googled it and it looks interesting. Just give it a go i guess.
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  15. WeeTam

    War has been declared on my fish.

    Thats what I thought too, but........theres always a but.....if you catch an otter by accident whilst trapping a legal menace to your pets/poultry etc its not illegal. Of course we cant shoot mink...
    Thats what I thought too, but........theres always a but.....if you catch an otter by accident whilst trapping a legal menace to your pets/poultry etc its not illegal. Of course we cant shoot mink with an air rifle now in Scotland as its been banned. I was told an otter wont set this trap off...
    Thats what I thought too, but........theres always a but.....if you catch an otter by accident whilst trapping a legal menace to your pets/poultry etc its not illegal. Of course we cant shoot mink with an air rifle now in Scotland as its been...
    Thats what I thought too, but........theres always a but.....if you catch an otter by accident whilst trapping a legal menace to your pets/poultry etc its not illegal. Of course we cant shoot mink...
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  16. trogre

    Water Lily Broke

    Id take the stem off and pot it up in new aquatic compost.Or if long enough and if its roots run the length of it chop it into smaller bits pot up and place in a shallow spot. As the new leaves...
    Id take the stem off and pot it up in new aquatic compost.Or if long enough and if its roots run the length of it chop it into smaller bits pot up and place in a shallow spot. As the new leaves come up move it progressively to deeper spots till you reach its final destination. Cant beat free...
    Id take the stem off and pot it up in new aquatic compost.Or if long enough and if its roots run the length of it chop it into smaller bits pot up and place in a shallow spot. As the new leaves come up move it progressively to deeper spots till...
    Id take the stem off and pot it up in new aquatic compost.Or if long enough and if its roots run the length of it chop it into smaller bits pot up and place in a shallow spot. As the new leaves...
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  17. Snorky85

    Baby fish

    More pics....nearly done. 17 goldfish, 3 golden orfe and 4 koi
    More pics....nearly done. 17 goldfish, 3 golden orfe and 4 koi
    More pics....nearly done. 17 goldfish, 3 golden orfe and 4 koi
    More pics....nearly done. 17 goldfish, 3 golden orfe and 4 koi
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  18. wiseowl
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    Water Lilly "Attraction"

    Good afternoon still going strong and the Ghost carp are loving the pond
    Good afternoon still going strong and the Ghost carp are loving the pond
    Good afternoon still going strong and the Ghost carp are loving the pond
    Good afternoon still going strong and the Ghost carp are loving the pond
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  19. Oliver Stone

    What's the best green water solution?

    Even though the op might have left the building, it's a useful subject for debate, alexsmiths answer is perfect for a fish free wildlife pond, but you'll never see your fish, if that's what you...
    Even though the op might have left the building, it's a useful subject for debate, alexsmiths answer is perfect for a fish free wildlife pond, but you'll never see your fish, if that's what you want. Ian Taylor has hit the nail on the head for a "fish" pond and somewhere in between will come a...
    Even though the op might have left the building, it's a useful subject for debate, alexsmiths answer is perfect for a fish free wildlife pond, but you'll never see your fish, if that's what you want. Ian Taylor has hit the nail on the head for a...
    Even though the op might have left the building, it's a useful subject for debate, alexsmiths answer is perfect for a fish free wildlife pond, but you'll never see your fish, if that's what you...
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  20. fjowls

    Solar pump for water feature advice please

    Head height,flow and wattage is normally what i look at. I`d try and get power to it instead of solar personally.
    Head height,flow and wattage is normally what i look at. I`d try and get power to it instead of solar personally.
    Head height,flow and wattage is normally what i look at. I`d try and get power to it instead of solar personally.
    Head height,flow and wattage is normally what i look at. I`d try and get power to it instead of solar personally.
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  21. ricky101

    Pond or Bog

    Thanks all, did not appreciate the problem of a liner being lifted by the ground water. Think a boggy area is the more likely outcome, a collection of hostas sounds good as long as the local...
    Thanks all, did not appreciate the problem of a liner being lifted by the ground water. Think a boggy area is the more likely outcome, a collection of hostas sounds good as long as the local snails cannot swim !
    Thanks all, did not appreciate the problem of a liner being lifted by the ground water. Think a boggy area is the more likely outcome, a collection of hostas sounds good as long as the local snails cannot swim !
    Thanks all, did not appreciate the problem of a liner being lifted by the ground water. Think a boggy area is the more likely outcome, a collection of hostas sounds good as long as the local...
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  22. bigbore

    Help with new pond

    I would be inclined to dig into the bank and make the back higher, leaving the front your one foot above, this will both support and insulate the three sides, just leaving the front to carry the...
    I would be inclined to dig into the bank and make the back higher, leaving the front your one foot above, this will both support and insulate the three sides, just leaving the front to carry the weight. I would be inclined to make the front rail above the ground out of a thicker timber and when...
    I would be inclined to dig into the bank and make the back higher, leaving the front your one foot above, this will both support and insulate the three sides, just leaving the front to carry the weight. I would be inclined to make the front rail...
    I would be inclined to dig into the bank and make the back higher, leaving the front your one foot above, this will both support and insulate the three sides, just leaving the front to carry the...
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  23. jd67

    Garden Hose

    Thank you got Hozelock Reel
    Thank you got Hozelock Reel
    Thank you got Hozelock Reel
    Thank you got Hozelock Reel
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  24. Ady

    Islands in ponds

    A bit late to the thread but play sand is fine for ponds. I have used it in mine for putting around the shallow margins to protect the liner and to give the plants something to root into...
    A bit late to the thread but play sand is fine for ponds. I have used it in mine for putting around the shallow margins to protect the liner and to give the plants something to root into initially, before sediment has had time to accumulate. Cost about £90 for a builder's bag delivered.
    A bit late to the thread but play sand is fine for ponds. I have used it in mine for putting around the shallow margins to protect the liner and to give the plants something to root into initially, before sediment has had time to accumulate. Cost...
    A bit late to the thread but play sand is fine for ponds. I have used it in mine for putting around the shallow margins to protect the liner and to give the plants something to root into...
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