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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:48 pm    Post subject: My pond Reply with quote

Here are a couple of shots of my pond, taken two weeks ago. I'm pleased with how the marginal planting is developing. The first lily of the season opened yesterday. I'll wait until a few more are in flower before I take any more photos.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's fabulous looking, Good Guy. It has a lovely feel to it in the photo.

Me likee very muchee.

Is it aerated?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks great! love the planting
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how deep is it? and do you have fish in it?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the compliments.
The pond isn't aerated: I made it as a wildlife pond, so I wanted it to do its own thing, naturally. However, as there was quite a lot of algae developing during the warm weather at Easter, I did introduce some barley straw. It seems to have done the trick.
There are no fish - I wanted as wide a variety of critters as possible and in such a small pond, even a couple of sticklebacks would decimate the other fauna.
It is about 60mm at its deepest - just enough for the lilies. It slopes to very shallow at the other end : a longitudinal cross section would look a bit like the bowl of a spoon.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks very well. 10 out of 10. Smile

Looking forward to when you put up the next photos.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow it see's that you are a nature lover,Is it open for all to visit.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good guy wrote:
Thanks for the compliments.
The pond isn't aerated: I made it as a wildlife pond, so I wanted it to do its own thing, naturally. However, as there was quite a lot of algae developing during the warm weather at Easter, I did introduce some barley straw. It seems to have done the trick.
There are no fish - I wanted as wide a variety of critters as possible and in such a small pond, even a couple of sticklebacks would decimate the other fauna.
It is about 60mm at its deepest - just enough for the lilies. It slopes to very shallow at the other end : a longitudinal cross section would look a bit like the bowl of a spoon.

nice one; that's pretty much what i want to do when i get around to digging one in our garden.

it'll be deeper than 60mm though!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good guy wrote:
It is about 60mm at its deepest .

GG we are going to have to have a long chat about your mathematical prowess!
Mirabile dictu strikes again!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it is possible, try to create a log pile next to the water. Large male frogs hibernate at the bottom of the pond, so 60 cm will be alright for them unless we have another really harsh winter. Our pond is 4' deep, and a couple died in the freeze. Females, and youngsters, also newts if you are lucky, hibernate on land, so a pile of logs is the ideal place for them.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

will frogs and newts happily co-exist in or near the same pond?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They will indeed. Witnessed it many a time.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm just back from hols, so only picking up this thread now.
Starstories asked about visits. I'd be happy to show anyone around my garden at a mutually convenient time. Best arranged by PM, I think.
Tagwex - it's a lost cause!
Tippben - I have a place against a bank and under some trees (4 - 5 metres away from the pond) where I dump various woody materials. I've been putting stuff there for years and not disturbing it in the hope that it will provide a refuge/habitat for all sorts of things. I'm hoping for newts to pay me a visit at some stage.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lost cause indeed!
Any garden visits on your hols, be it private or public, I seem to remember you posted some photos from Istanbul (?) last time you were away? Might be jumping the gun a bit here as you are only just back.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:44 am    Post subject: Holiday snaps Reply with quote

I didn't make any garden visits, as such, but here are a few gardening-related pics i took in the locality (Majorca).
What impressed me was how people were making use of very limited resources to great effect.



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