Barrel Pond Advice

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  1. Jack Sparrow

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    received_2000348663371179.jpeg Dobbies have a special offer on. Pay twice as much as you would pay anywhere else and get one free. :thumbsup:

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      Oh i saw those about 2wks back and even hubby said they was bad for the money @luciusmaximus :)
       
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      This is the one you had wasn't it @Jack Sparrow :what:
       
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      I've got a few of these, which I bought for £5.00 each in my local hardware store.
       
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        Well i've just put my conifer in one...just slightly different with out the side handles :)
         
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          @luciusmaximus, the half barrel I got was £20 on Gumtree. It is a genuine ex whisky barrel - you could smell it in the car. If we had been stopped we would have been breathalysed when we opened the window! You can see from the photo in the Barrel Pond thread that it's a bit tattered, but it's watertight.
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            @Irmemac ...none of the lies please :nonofinger: and blaming the poor whisky barrel :dunno: to make that statement you was consuming something :hate-shocked:....as i can sniff a lie 20 yards away :whistle:

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                I'm having a joke mate..meaning not whisky but mouthwash :heehee:
                 
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                Got it.... but did feel like a criminal driving home with a car reeking of whisky!
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                  Well i could quite understand it...if i'd have been with you and had a few doubles :whistle:

                  Can't even enjoy one of those no more...oh well :dunno: :)
                   
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                  Looking good and the planter is a good fit too.
                   
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                    Small pond Update.
                    I haven't yet found any logs to go round it (hope to remedy that soon) but I have put a pygmy Water Lily' Helvola' in, although I haven't got any submerged oxygenators or floating Water Soldier yet. The first Caltha has just opened.
                    I have found that with a small barrel, it does fill up quickly when there is a lot of rain so I remove enough to keep the same level.
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                      It's looking very nice, @strongylodon. I like the leaves trailing across the surface. By the summer it will look like it has been there for years.

                      I haven't done anything with mine yet. I've left it outside since I got it, but it still smells of whisky and has an oily residue on the surface of the rainwater. Will have to think about a liner.
                       
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                        Did you scrub out the barrel @Irmemac ?
                         
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