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  2. Fat Controller
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    Goodbye Lawn, Hello Pond!

    Sky very cloudy when pics taken so lily flowers not fully open. Lillies were much later this year. Usually flower 1st of May: this year 21st of May.
    Sky very cloudy when pics taken so lily flowers not fully open. Lillies were much later this year. Usually flower 1st of May: this year 21st of May.
    Sky very cloudy when pics taken so lily flowers not fully open. Lillies were much later this year. Usually flower 1st of May: this year 21st of May.
    Sky very cloudy when pics taken so lily flowers not fully open. Lillies were much later this year. Usually flower 1st of May: this year 21st of May.
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  3. Redwing
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    We're Making a Wildlife Pond

    It's looking lovely in the evening light tonight. The iris was supposed to be the native yellow flag .......but it turned out to be purple. The bees don't seem to mind.Finally we are...
    It's looking lovely in the evening light tonight. The iris was supposed to be the native yellow flag .......but it turned out to be purple. The bees don't seem to mind.Finally we are seeing some biggish tadpoles. They've been hiding in the hornwort in the deepest part of the pond. ...
    It's looking lovely in the evening light tonight. The iris was supposed to be the native yellow flag .......but it turned out to be purple. The bees don't seem to mind.Finally we are seeing some biggish tadpoles. They've been hiding...
    It's looking lovely in the evening light tonight. The iris was supposed to be the native yellow flag .......but it turned out to be purple. The bees don't seem to mind.Finally we are...
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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. Sian in Belgium
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    Siting a pond on a sloping garden

    Some of the wildlife seen today....A pair of small red damsels, laying some eggs in the shallowsI was sitting next to the pond having a cuppa this afternoon, and suddenly realised that...
    Some of the wildlife seen today....A pair of small red damsels, laying some eggs in the shallowsI was sitting next to the pond having a cuppa this afternoon, and suddenly realised that something was emerging! Looks like a female (edited: I think my spellchecker is obsessed with Brexit -...
    Some of the wildlife seen today....A pair of small red damsels, laying some eggs in the shallowsI was sitting next to the pond having a cuppa this afternoon, and suddenly realised that something was emerging! Looks like a female (edited: I...
    Some of the wildlife seen today....A pair of small red damsels, laying some eggs in the shallowsI was sitting next to the pond having a cuppa this afternoon, and suddenly realised that...
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  7. Doghouse Riley
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    Koi Pool Close Down

    No not really.I had to be realistic. Replacing the liner would have been a lot of trouble and I didn't like the idea of having to put the fish in a 300 gallon quarantine tank, whilst I found...
    No not really.I had to be realistic. Replacing the liner would have been a lot of trouble and I didn't like the idea of having to put the fish in a 300 gallon quarantine tank, whilst I found someone to do the job. Or I did it myself. Koi were always just part of the ambiance of our garden....
    No not really.I had to be realistic. Replacing the liner would have been a lot of trouble and I didn't like the idea of having to put the fish in a 300 gallon quarantine tank, whilst I found someone to do the job. Or I did it myself. Koi were...
    No not really.I had to be realistic. Replacing the liner would have been a lot of trouble and I didn't like the idea of having to put the fish in a 300 gallon quarantine tank, whilst I found...
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  8. Jurassic Gardener

    Heron Proofing

    World of Water sell net in three different gauges. So a mesh with holes around 1 cm in diameter is ideal. Believe me it works. Herons won't want to get their beaks trapped in it. "They'll have see...
    World of Water sell net in three different gauges. So a mesh with holes around 1 cm in diameter is ideal. Believe me it works. Herons won't want to get their beaks trapped in it. "They'll have see it before, as they get around." There'll be plenty of more accessible ponds for them.
    World of Water sell net in three different gauges. So a mesh with holes around 1 cm in diameter is ideal. Believe me it works. Herons won't want to get their beaks trapped in it. "They'll have see it before, as they get around." There'll be...
    World of Water sell net in three different gauges. So a mesh with holes around 1 cm in diameter is ideal. Believe me it works. Herons won't want to get their beaks trapped in it. "They'll have see...
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  9. Jurassic Gardener

    Fountain too strong?

    Fish prefer the surface of shallow water or some part of it to be still. If it's even a bit choppy all over, then they aren't able to see possible preditors.
    Fish prefer the surface of shallow water or some part of it to be still. If it's even a bit choppy all over, then they aren't able to see possible preditors.
    Fish prefer the surface of shallow water or some part of it to be still. If it's even a bit choppy all over, then they aren't able to see possible preditors.
    Fish prefer the surface of shallow water or some part of it to be still. If it's even a bit choppy all over, then they aren't able to see possible preditors.
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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