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Shade Garden Solar Fountain Project Completed

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This job was done single handedly since my broken arm is still on the mend. The solar pumps are greatly improved being smaller, more powerful and their design makes them harder to clog up. Note, the plants around the fish spitter are fugazies at present to cover the plumbing and brick weights keeping this cantilevered affair in place. I have also included some other photos of my garden. One of the oriental lilies you see is over six feet tall.

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what a pretty garden you have there, just love the new little armadillo or is it a dragon?

4 Jul, 2015

 

Thank you! The barro negro armadillo I purchased on one of my trips to Mexico. Having been in my house for over fifty years as a piece of decor, I decided to give it an en plain air use.

4 Jul, 2015

 

He makes a fantastic original water fixture, what a great way to have a memory in the garden. I love all your little bits and bobs round the garden.

4 Jul, 2015

 

What a riot of colour! The water feature look great and the Coleus is stunning, love these and am going to try to keep some over winter as they then get bigger.
The Lilies are gorgeous, I just moved some which were in pots and within a few days they had Lily beetle, which they had never had before.
Love the pot with the petunia (or similar) flowing from it, I have a large pot I keep meaning to do similar with, but having tried it once with a Campanula, which died, I haven't tried it again. Perhaps something hardier!

4 Jul, 2015

 

Another job well done L'strife and it looks grand, your lilies are putting on a good show, I have day lilies in the garden but the orientals are in pots and are just beginning to open, every year I argue with myself as to whether I ought to put all of them in the garden but I like to move them up near the house whilst they are in bloom, wouldn't be able to do that if I had them in the garden would I..

4 Jul, 2015

 

What a pretty garden Loostrife. The only solar pumps I've seen have very tacky plastic flowers, frogs waterlily leaves etc. Its a very attractive little water feature and so unusual.

4 Jul, 2015

 

The water pump I purchased separately from ebay. The fish spitter was a gift my late wife gave me and only till now did I decide to use it along with the armadillo pot which needed a new purpose in its life. With a solar pump, one can take many different items around the house that are not being used and make a great water feature for the garden or patio. Thank You Everyone for your comments!

4 Jul, 2015

 

A solar pump? Must admit, that's new to me. Like the idea of harnessing the sun. Our garden lights seem to last a long time and then give up. Would this happen with a solar pump? Or is that a daft question!!

Lilies: my favourites, though we had to take care when we had indoor ones as they are toxic to cats. Latter no longer with us, alas!

24 Jul, 2015

 

Hello! Solar lights have batteries that are recharged by the solar panels. You will notice that as the days get shorter as we head into fall the length of recharge time for the batteries shortens too. This means that the function time of the lights lessens. What solar lights I have I take inside at the end of September to avoid cold damage to the batteries. There will be times when these batteries no longer recharge and they will have to be replaced with fresh ones. The solar water pumps I use have no batteries (cheap) though some do (expensive). So my pumps work only in full sunlight causing the water features to function intermittently which I don't mind at all though there are some who do.

24 Jul, 2015

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