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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No shortage of moss here - just look in my lawn!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A sign that the roof is well insulated.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeh, the loft is full of junk - very insulating! Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi gg is it something like in the photo that you want to put in ? jack


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi jack. That looks lovely and might be the kind of system I'm looking for, though the overall effect I want would be different. Some advice on how to achieve the "plumbing" side of it would be appreciated.
I'm posting a couple of photos of the space as it is now.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:06 pm    Post subject: Space for new project Reply with quote

This is the ares for renewal: ferns and shade-lovers, trickling water. I'll be removing some (or a lot) of the lawn.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi gg lovely setting for a small pondless waterfall,i would plum your 4 in overflow pipe into the basin of the pondless https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mv7x_9v8CE
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with ponddigger and I think you need to hide that pipe behind rock and bring the whole thing out of the corner. I think I know what you are aiming for, but I don't think it will ever look 'natural' so close to the fence. It might look a bit contrived. Based on the weather right now, I think an overflow into a bog garden is also very important.

I have done that with the new pond and I am SO glad I did. Shocked

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I intend to use a lot of the foreground space, the area you see cultivated now is the remains of how it used to be before the new retaining wall was built. There used to be a sizeable rose against the fence but I got rid of it as it wouldn't have survived the building and was wrong for my new concept, anyway. Some ivy is growing on the fence and it will spread now but I will have to get something else bulkier going there as well.
I have a lot of space to play around with, if I want and I'd like to make a kind of ferny shady path through the area, with a sense of separation from the rest of the garden.
I've always had a hankering for a rill, too.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go for it GG, it sounds great. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A rill'd be brill. Smile

I was going to operate a rill in my front garden but the electricity cost put me off. The structure is still there, though so I quite easily put it in in the future. It's just a natural looking combe with green striated rocks in it at the moment.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would a wind turbine not be able to act as a pump? Not electrically, just as a simple pump. If you get as much wind as we do, it should work OK, even if you have to switch on the electricity occasionally on calm days.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's in the front garden and a wind turbine would, I think, cause visual pollution. Sad much like ESB and Telephone poles do. Thanks for the idea, though. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes but do you even notice those poles anymore? You just get used to them. Like TV aerials. I remember years back when I lived in London around the time that satellite dishes came on the market and everyone giving out about these horrible looking dishes. Who gives them a second glance now?
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Solar power would work better anyway, for maybe 8 months of the year.
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