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  2. kindredspirit
    Sticky
    Like x 5

    Goodbye lawn. Hello pond!

    :sofa: Thank you for the names, and also for the warning about the sedum.... I will not assist with its world domination!
    :sofa: Thank you for the names, and also for the warning about the sedum.... I will not assist with its world domination!
    :sofa: Thank you for the names, and also for the warning about the sedum.... I will not assist with its world domination!
    :sofa: Thank you for the names, and also for the warning about the sedum.... I will not assist with its world domination!
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  3. SparklyPurple
    Sticky

    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. martin-f

    Small pond advice please

    I found some new snails in the pond today, ive not noticed this type before the others are small black ones.
    I found some new snails in the pond today, ive not noticed this type before the others are small black ones.
    I found some new snails in the pond today, ive not noticed this type before the others are small black ones.
    I found some new snails in the pond today, ive not noticed this type before the others are small black ones.
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  6. Redwing
    Like x 16

    We're Making a Wildlife Pond

    Thanks @kindredspirit , that really is a nice compliment. It does look like it's been there more than three weeks.
    Thanks @kindredspirit , that really is a nice compliment. It does look like it's been there more than three weeks.
    Thanks @kindredspirit , that really is a nice compliment. It does look like it's been there more than three weeks.
    Thanks @kindredspirit , that really is a nice compliment. It does look like it's been there more than three weeks.
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  7. Howard Stone

    Dyofix

    I can confirm that this works well, the colour of the grey product is natural. It stops you seeing the bottom of the pond with its unsightly leaves and it reduces algae growth dramatically.
    I can confirm that this works well, the colour of the grey product is natural. It stops you seeing the bottom of the pond with its unsightly leaves and it reduces algae growth dramatically.
    I can confirm that this works well, the colour of the grey product is natural. It stops you seeing the bottom of the pond with its unsightly leaves and it reduces algae growth dramatically.
    I can confirm that this works well, the colour of the grey product is natural. It stops you seeing the bottom of the pond with its unsightly leaves and it reduces algae growth dramatically.
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  8. Clare G

    Ideas to buck up my tired pond please

    Yes you are so right Armandii, get it slightly off balance and it'll be a right pain. Give me a rubber type pond liner any day.
    Yes you are so right Armandii, get it slightly off balance and it'll be a right pain. Give me a rubber type pond liner any day.
    Yes you are so right Armandii, get it slightly off balance and it'll be a right pain. Give me a rubber type pond liner any day.
    Yes you are so right Armandii, get it slightly off balance and it'll be a right pain. Give me a rubber type pond liner any day.
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  9. Redwing

    Pond Liner

    I won't be planting bamboo.
    I won't be planting bamboo.
    I won't be planting bamboo.
    I won't be planting bamboo.
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  10. Elina

    Drowned my water lilly plant in pond

    Sorry for late reply, was sick :( , the plant is still submerged but a few leaves are floating on surface, so i hope its fine. :)
    Sorry for late reply, was sick :( , the plant is still submerged but a few leaves are floating on surface, so i hope its fine. :)
    Sorry for late reply, was sick :( , the plant is still submerged but a few leaves are floating on surface, so i hope its fine. :)
    Sorry for late reply, was sick :( , the plant is still submerged but a few leaves are floating on surface, so i hope its fine. :)
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  11. Marley Farley
    Like x 6

    My Wildlife ponds Frogs.!

    :lunapic 130165696578242 5::lunapic 130165696578242 5::lunapic 130165696578242 5::lunapic 130165696578242 5: Jeesh.! Nooo not that.! :lunapic 130165696578242 5::lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    :lunapic 130165696578242 5::lunapic 130165696578242 5::lunapic 130165696578242 5::lunapic 130165696578242 5: Jeesh.! Nooo not that.! :lunapic 130165696578242 5::lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    :lunapic 130165696578242 5::lunapic 130165696578242 5::lunapic 130165696578242 5::lunapic 130165696578242 5: Jeesh.! Nooo not that.! :lunapic 130165696578242 5::lunapic 130165696578242 5:
    :lunapic 130165696578242 5::lunapic 130165696578242 5::lunapic 130165696578242 5::lunapic 130165696578242 5: Jeesh.! Nooo not that.! :lunapic 130165696578242 5::lunapic 130165696578242 5:
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  12. Elina

    Suggestions needed for my inherited pond

    A few piccys so u can see the size of my koi pond-last pic is from the sales brochure (its a little different now!)
    A few piccys so u can see the size of my koi pond-last pic is from the sales brochure (its a little different now!)
    A few piccys so u can see the size of my koi pond-last pic is from the sales brochure (its a little different now!)
    A few piccys so u can see the size of my koi pond-last pic is from the sales brochure (its a little different now!)
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  13. wiseowl
    Like x 4

    Water Lily "Attraction"

    You have a lovely pond and it clearly shows in the bountiful water lily flowers you are getting :thumbsup:
    You have a lovely pond and it clearly shows in the bountiful water lily flowers you are getting :thumbsup:
    You have a lovely pond and it clearly shows in the bountiful water lily flowers you are getting :thumbsup:
    You have a lovely pond and it clearly shows in the bountiful water lily flowers you are getting :thumbsup:
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. John Jameson
    Like x 3

    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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  17. Sirius
    Like x 4

    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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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