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  2. Fat Controller
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    Goodbye Lawn, Hello Pond!

    Beautiful @kindredspirit .
    Beautiful @kindredspirit .
    Beautiful @kindredspirit .
    Beautiful @kindredspirit .
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  3. Redwing
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    We're Making a Wildlife Pond

    UpdateAfter believing the frogspawn had been eaten by Mallards, I was surprised a few days ago to find the spent frogspawn washed up on the beach, a big clump of it, each egg with a hole in it...
    UpdateAfter believing the frogspawn had been eaten by Mallards, I was surprised a few days ago to find the spent frogspawn washed up on the beach, a big clump of it, each egg with a hole in it made by the emerging tadpoles. Good news. Evidently the eggs had sunk out of sight. I’ve seen only...
    UpdateAfter believing the frogspawn had been eaten by Mallards, I was surprised a few days ago to find the spent frogspawn washed up on the beach, a big clump of it, each egg with a hole in it made by the emerging tadpoles. Good news. Evidently...
    UpdateAfter believing the frogspawn had been eaten by Mallards, I was surprised a few days ago to find the spent frogspawn washed up on the beach, a big clump of it, each egg with a hole in it...
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  4. 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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  6. Brian L

    How long can Goldfish travel in a polythene bag ?

    Thanks all. We will be calling in on the way home, this Thursday. Cool box and towel is a good idea, hadn't thought of that ! Cheers for all the tips. Brian.
    Thanks all. We will be calling in on the way home, this Thursday. Cool box and towel is a good idea, hadn't thought of that ! Cheers for all the tips. Brian.
    Thanks all. We will be calling in on the way home, this Thursday. Cool box and towel is a good idea, hadn't thought of that ! Cheers for all the tips. Brian.
    Thanks all. We will be calling in on the way home, this Thursday. Cool box and towel is a good idea, hadn't thought of that ! Cheers for all the tips. Brian.
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  7. Doghouse Riley
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    Koi Pool Close Down

    This is where I was up to with clearing the former filter room by 7.00pm last night.Early start this morning 10.00 am. It took me five trips to the tip to dispose of the tanks and filter...
    This is where I was up to with clearing the former filter room by 7.00pm last night.Early start this morning 10.00 am. It took me five trips to the tip to dispose of the tanks and filter medium.Then I started on tearing down this. It was substantially built as 300 gallons weighs...
    This is where I was up to with clearing the former filter room by 7.00pm last night.Early start this morning 10.00 am. It took me five trips to the tip to dispose of the tanks and filter medium.Then I started on tearing down this. It...
    This is where I was up to with clearing the former filter room by 7.00pm last night.Early start this morning 10.00 am. It took me five trips to the tip to dispose of the tanks and filter...
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  8. Sian in Belgium
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    Siting a pond on a sloping garden

    That's now two lots in a couple of weeks.... I think we are being affected by engineering works they are doing on the stream. Half of our street, on the edge of farmland, is not connected to mains...
    That's now two lots in a couple of weeks.... I think we are being affected by engineering works they are doing on the stream. Half of our street, on the edge of farmland, is not connected to mains sewage. So we have septic tanks - no problem... ... but the government have decided that we all...
    That's now two lots in a couple of weeks.... I think we are being affected by engineering works they are doing on the stream. Half of our street, on the edge of farmland, is not connected to mains sewage. So we have septic tanks - no...
    That's now two lots in a couple of weeks.... I think we are being affected by engineering works they are doing on the stream. Half of our street, on the edge of farmland, is not connected to mains...
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  9. Clare G

    Best oxygenating plants for a small garden pond?

    Thank you very much @Redwing; I have just ordered some hornwort and milfoil, plus some marestail as that looks so intriguing. And I'll do as you suggest and put all the Canadian pondweed in the...
    Thank you very much @Redwing; I have just ordered some hornwort and milfoil, plus some marestail as that looks so intriguing. And I'll do as you suggest and put all the Canadian pondweed in the compost bin!
    Thank you very much @Redwing; I have just ordered some hornwort and milfoil, plus some marestail as that looks so intriguing. And I'll do as you suggest and put all the Canadian pondweed in the compost bin!
    Thank you very much @Redwing; I have just ordered some hornwort and milfoil, plus some marestail as that looks so intriguing. And I'll do as you suggest and put all the Canadian pondweed in the...
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  10. Spruce

    Privet leaf are they poisonous

    Tends to be evergreen here, only ever known privet drop its leaves once or twice here. I do know evergreens do drop leaves, but I'd be very surprised if you were getting enough to poison a pond.
    Tends to be evergreen here, only ever known privet drop its leaves once or twice here. I do know evergreens do drop leaves, but I'd be very surprised if you were getting enough to poison a pond.
    Tends to be evergreen here, only ever known privet drop its leaves once or twice here. I do know evergreens do drop leaves, but I'd be very surprised if you were getting enough to poison a pond.
    Tends to be evergreen here, only ever known privet drop its leaves once or twice here. I do know evergreens do drop leaves, but I'd be very surprised if you were getting enough to poison a pond.
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  11. kindredspirit
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    Goodbye lawn. Hello pond!

    This thread needs to be closed due to database linking issues on the forum database, and the discussion carries on here - Goodbye Lawn, Hello Pond!.Apologies for the inconvenience.
    This thread needs to be closed due to database linking issues on the forum database, and the discussion carries on here - Goodbye Lawn, Hello Pond!.Apologies for the inconvenience.
    This thread needs to be closed due to database linking issues on the forum database, and the discussion carries on here - Goodbye Lawn, Hello Pond!.Apologies for the inconvenience.
    This thread needs to be closed due to database linking issues on the forum database, and the discussion carries on here - Goodbye Lawn, Hello Pond!.Apologies for the inconvenience.
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  12. Spruce

    New water feature but need ......A reliable flowering dwarf waterlily

    Hi All, I have a new water feature trough, I have a waterlily but its far too large variety and was thinking any one could suggest a reliable dwarf water lily ?Spruce
    Hi All, I have a new water feature trough, I have a waterlily but its far too large variety and was thinking any one could suggest a reliable dwarf water lily ?Spruce
    Hi All, I have a new water feature trough, I have a waterlily but its far too large variety and was thinking any one could suggest a reliable dwarf water lily ?Spruce
    Hi All, I have a new water feature trough, I have a waterlily but its far too large variety and was thinking any one could suggest a reliable dwarf water lily ?Spruce
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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