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  2. Fat Controller
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    Goodbye Lawn, Hello Pond!

    Delightful .....as always kindred spirit :)
    Delightful .....as always kindred spirit :)
    Delightful .....as always kindred spirit :)
    Delightful .....as always kindred spirit :)
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  3. Redwing
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    Like x 16

    We're Making a Wildlife Pond

    Really lovely, my sort of pond.
    Really lovely, my sort of pond.
    Really lovely, my sort of pond.
    Really lovely, my sort of pond.
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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. Paul Raybould

    Belfast Sink water feature

    That’s a very good point actually I think you are right if it was on all the time you wouldn’t notice it as much
    That’s a very good point actually I think you are right if it was on all the time you wouldn’t notice it as much
    That’s a very good point actually I think you are right if it was on all the time you wouldn’t notice it as much
    That’s a very good point actually I think you are right if it was on all the time you wouldn’t notice it as much
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  7. Daveo56

    Converting a pond for wildlife..

    Can I just make an observation that "Aquatic Soil" and "Aquatic Compost" are both ordinary soil and compost with the nurients removed. I used soil that I dug up when digging out my pond back in...
    Can I just make an observation that "Aquatic Soil" and "Aquatic Compost" are both ordinary soil and compost with the nurients removed. I used soil that I dug up when digging out my pond back in '93 to fill in the integral Bog Garden in the pond and it had no detrimental effect whatsoever. When...
    Can I just make an observation that "Aquatic Soil" and "Aquatic Compost" are both ordinary soil and compost with the nurients removed. I used soil that I dug up when digging out my pond back in '93 to fill in the integral Bog Garden in the pond...
    Can I just make an observation that "Aquatic Soil" and "Aquatic Compost" are both ordinary soil and compost with the nurients removed. I used soil that I dug up when digging out my pond back in...
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  8. Sian in Belgium
    Like x 5

    Siting a pond on a sloping garden

    Some general shots of the pond, 15 months old... From slightly below the pond.Looking across the pond, with the wildlife meadow in the backgroundFor some reason, this waterlily has grown a...
    Some general shots of the pond, 15 months old... From slightly below the pond.Looking across the pond, with the wildlife meadow in the backgroundFor some reason, this waterlily has grown a bit of a stem above the water.There are three waterlillies in the pond, one large-leaved, two...
    Some general shots of the pond, 15 months old... From slightly below the pond.Looking across the pond, with the wildlife meadow in the backgroundFor some reason, this waterlily has grown a bit of a stem above the water.There are three...
    Some general shots of the pond, 15 months old... From slightly below the pond.Looking across the pond, with the wildlife meadow in the backgroundFor some reason, this waterlily has grown a...
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  9. mazambo
    Like x 6

    Missing The Sound Of Moving Water

    That sounds lovely. Our birds seem to like being in water up to their bums and then the splashing begins! Always fun to watch :)
    That sounds lovely. Our birds seem to like being in water up to their bums and then the splashing begins! Always fun to watch :)
    That sounds lovely. Our birds seem to like being in water up to their bums and then the splashing begins! Always fun to watch :)
    That sounds lovely. Our birds seem to like being in water up to their bums and then the splashing begins! Always fun to watch :)
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  10. luciusmaximus

    Pond Advice

    Not the best of pics, sorry, but you can see the brown spots. Water level has dropped, I need to top it up as predicted rain has not arrived :dunno:.
    Not the best of pics, sorry, but you can see the brown spots. Water level has dropped, I need to top it up as predicted rain has not arrived :dunno:.
    Not the best of pics, sorry, but you can see the brown spots. Water level has dropped, I need to top it up as predicted rain has not arrived :dunno:.
    Not the best of pics, sorry, but you can see the brown spots. Water level has dropped, I need to top it up as predicted rain has not arrived :dunno:.
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  11. DMM

    Small Solar Pump Recommendations?

    Dirty birdies!
    Dirty birdies!
    Dirty birdies!
    Dirty birdies!
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  12. martin-f

    Small pond project

    I’ve never had a pond, but I used to keep marine fish.The one thing I always had on my set ups, which at the time not many others had. Was a ozoniser. It made the water crystal clear. Almost...
    I’ve never had a pond, but I used to keep marine fish.The one thing I always had on my set ups, which at the time not many others had. Was a ozoniser. It made the water crystal clear. Almost like it wasn’t there.Does anyone use ozone on their pond?
    I’ve never had a pond, but I used to keep marine fish.The one thing I always had on my set ups, which at the time not many others had. Was a ozoniser. It made the water crystal clear. Almost like it wasn’t there.Does anyone use ozone on...
    I’ve never had a pond, but I used to keep marine fish.The one thing I always had on my set ups, which at the time not many others had. Was a ozoniser. It made the water crystal clear. Almost...
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  13. K78

    Solar powered water pump

    I've always considered that half the pleasure of a waterfall is the sound of the water. Also the effect of light shining on it on a warm summer evening.I've never been a fan of solar powered...
    I've always considered that half the pleasure of a waterfall is the sound of the water. Also the effect of light shining on it on a warm summer evening.I've never been a fan of solar powered anything in the garden other than lights.Before we filled in our koi pool this was our waterfall. It...
    I've always considered that half the pleasure of a waterfall is the sound of the water. Also the effect of light shining on it on a warm summer evening.I've never been a fan of solar powered anything in the garden other than lights.Before we...
    I've always considered that half the pleasure of a waterfall is the sound of the water. Also the effect of light shining on it on a warm summer evening.I've never been a fan of solar powered...
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  14. Doghouse Riley
    Like x 7

    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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. kindredspirit
    Locked
    Like x 6

    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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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