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10by 6 pond with waterfall on edge


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 7:34 am    Post subject: 10by 6 pond with waterfall on edge Reply with quote

hi ,here is a 10 by 6 pond with waterfall on edge that i helped to build with my friend peter,for his mother in law. we built this in one day,any diy person could build this pond. yours ponddigger


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photo no 2 picture of pond dug out in shelvs it show the pipe connection the skimmer and waterfall filter
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photo no 3 the epdm rubber liner was added and rocks and gravel ,also no mortar used ,water still cloudy
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photo no 4 photo of water fall no plastic shown ,all covered with rocks and gravel peter used no mortar when building ponds to make them look more natural
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photo no 5 photo of pond and waterfall the day after, the water is clearing.peter mother in law like it
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Ponddigger.I'm suprised no-one has been on to you to compliment your efforts,judging from the Photos you put a lot of work into the finished product and its a credit to you both.even the finish looks so natural,
If your ever in the Nth West I'd have plenty of work for you.keep up the efforts you can only get better.
Cheers. Dave.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:06 pm    Post subject: 10 by6 pond Reply with quote

hi Geranimojess,thanks for the nice words.these ponds and waterfalls are easy to build using the american system.the pond and waterfall in the photo,can be built by any diy person in one weekend,using the american system. yours ponddigger
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

American system Confused Confused Confused
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geranimojess wrote:
American system Confused Confused Confused


Its two "buckets" they use connected by a pipe.

One is a "skimmer" the other is the outlet / waterfall. Its functional for a small pond but not much else. Pond digger went on some sort of "course" in America and he now believes the "two buckets" idea is the way to go.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks wonderful and has now made me put a pond on the "to-do" list for next year !!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got the Idea,that will be on my to-do list.Another thing that caught my Eye was the Moss on the Rocks,the Lads did not miss anything.
For anyone out there planning a similiar Venture with the Rocks minus the Moss just take a Trip down to your local Shop and pick up a Tub of plain Yogurt,apply the Yogurt to the Rocks with a Paint Brush and let Nature take its course.
You heard it here on "Irish Gardeners Forum",
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Geranimojess wrote:
Another thing that caught my Eye was the Moss on the Rocks,the Lads did not miss anything.


Sorry to "rain on your parade" but those rocks were moved from elsewhere. Look at the big rock to the left of the waterfall, the moss is only on the front. If the moss had been encouraged to grow it would be on the top and the sides too, not just on the front.

If you know what to look for there are a few more "errors" too. Don't get me wrong, it looks ok at first look, but when you start looking deeper........ but nothing for any one to really worry about.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is never a Flawless product,if there was it would not be Man-made thats the beauty of Gardening.The efforts put into the creation of that Pond were sincere and genuine,the finished product is pleasing to the Eye,several Viewers have earmarked it for future projects.I think that speaks volumes.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i really like this one,i always look at pondiggers pics,in fact they have put the idea to have a water feature in my back garden,i wonder does pond digger travel??
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:54 pm    Post subject: ponddigger travel Reply with quote

hi sal. thanks,ponddigger does travel. yours ponddigger
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:23 pm    Post subject: pond Reply with quote

hi nice work on the pond neptune Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, the pond looks great
( Wink maybe Vulcan's jealous!)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:29 pm    Post subject: new here Reply with quote

hi all,i am from england ,i work for a small landscaper.found this forum over christmas .best one i seen.never seen a pond built ,with a skimmer and a upflow waterfall filter ,lovely job.said in photo no3 no motar used .could you explain please. carl
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