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new wildlife pond area (as in new blog), not this one now, as redone

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new wildlife pond area (as in new blog), not this one now, as redone

yesterday we finished main body of wildlife pond, just waterfall to do now and add pump, then lots of planting, im made up



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AAAAAAAawwwwwwwwww San this is Fantastic :) Well Done 2 u all :) XXX

29 Mar, 2010

 

thanx jacque it looks better in the daylight, its been so hard but worth it all, i think it could have done with a bit more overlap but im sure it will be ok, cant wait to get waterfall bit done now and planting hahah :o))

29 Mar, 2010

 

Im sure itl be fine San & ul enjoy it loads when its all done so worth every ache&pain My Friend XXX:)

29 Mar, 2010

 

:o))) xx

29 Mar, 2010

 

Yeah, well done, its going to be brill.! You can't beat a wild life pond.
Do I get a prize for my twopeneth ? LOL :0))

29 Mar, 2010

 

lol val you did well and a few others to, its great and i cant believe its done, :o))

29 Mar, 2010

 

That area is looking good Sandra :o)

29 Mar, 2010

 

Awwh, San I know that lovely feeling when a project's finished, and you are going to have so much fun planting it up, Enjoy ! ! x x

29 Mar, 2010

 

thanx Terra :o))
thanx again val its going to be fun :o))

29 Mar, 2010

 

Great to see it out in the open at last! I am so envious can't wait to see it finished with the waterfall! Going to look at your blog now ;0)

29 Mar, 2010

 

It looks very good !

29 Mar, 2010

 

Looks great Sandra, my fountain is a pump, filter, fountain all in one so dont need a pump outside of pond.

29 Mar, 2010

 

its going to be brilliant San

29 Mar, 2010

 

thanx carole im very pleased :o)
cheers Gb ;o))
thankyou carol i will get one of them pump/filter ones like you as i dont want anything outside of pond on view, we need hose to go upto fall as well,so will have to chat to someone in pond place to see which is best for what i want :o)
thanx yorkshire glad you like it :o))

29 Mar, 2010

amy
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Fantastic San , so this is what's been keeping you excited for so long , it looks great and you still have the fun part to do choosing plants .. :o))

29 Mar, 2010

 

thanx amy glad you like it. im aching from top to toe today lol, got alot of plants but will need some more im sure and a few water ones to, so going to pond place near me to have chat so i know how to plant them etc, all i need now is a good sunny easter to do something :o))

29 Mar, 2010

 

Sanbaz - looking good. Check out www.stapelywg.co.uk - the website contains a lot of pond and moisture loving plants to give you some ideas. Don't forget you will need a few oxygenators to keep the water clear

29 Mar, 2010

 

thanx andrew, i will have a pump/filter but wont be on all the time so its best i get plants to help keep clear isnt it, i will look at that site, cheers andrew, glad you like my pond :o)

29 Mar, 2010

 

Ahhh thats great sandra.... i guessed right then.....lol.........its going to be great.... it soon gets going mine has established well since last year.... have just done some more planting round mine.....got a few cuttings of king cups... lesser celendine from down the lane near me.... there are loads there also some wild arum...

29 Mar, 2010

 

glad you like it holly, once all planted will look totally differant,going to look a few plant names up so i know which you mean :o)

29 Mar, 2010

 

Wow Sandra! Isn`t it coming along! Its going to be fantastic when its finished. :o)

29 Mar, 2010

 

All your efforts have made me want a pond! It looks brilliant, Sanbaz, and still lots of lovely plants to put in place :)

29 Mar, 2010

 

Looking good San, well done both! Exciting planting times ahead... :o))

29 Mar, 2010

 

Its great Sandra. I'm going to check out Andrew's suggested website. I've ordered some nice bog plants from Paul Bromfield Aquatics.

29 Mar, 2010

 

thanx sandra i feel so much better now its at this stage, poor baz is so tired today and his back hurts to, he said by the time im done with the garden he will be burried in it lol
Gee have a small one for wildlife, this is only about 12 inches deep which is plenty for wildlife pond :o) cant wait to plant it all up now,
thanx potty, once waterfall part is done i can plant, i may start right side as we dont have to walk there to do waterfall :o)
dawn i checked it out but couldnt find plants for sale, so think you have to get brochure, let me know if you find anything on there plez :o)

29 Mar, 2010

 

Hi Sandra, try this http://www.bromfieldaquatics.co.uk
Press Enter and click on plants. I ordered mine online. Hope Baz's back gets better soon.

29 Mar, 2010

 

thanx dawn i just found it and some lovely plants even for small ponds, when they are marginal does that mean i can plant then in the soil around the stone rather than in water or do they have to be in the waters edge,

29 Mar, 2010

 

Marginal like to be sitting in water about a couple of inches deep and bog like soil to be soggy but a bit free draining.

29 Mar, 2010

 

thanx dawn, will remember that, i want some nice plants to go inbetween rocks but not sure which to get and i will have to stand marginals on pebbles as the marginal shelf isnt very wide,it would be ok for smalest of plants though

29 Mar, 2010

 

Yep, they also sell nice ferns that are happy in damp conditions, Ive ordered a couple. What sort of size/height plant would you like between the rocks.

29 Mar, 2010

 

i just want low growing really dawn, i dont mind stems coming up from clumps if you know what i mean, just so it fills the gaps with some interest :o)

29 Mar, 2010

 

Hmmm, I'll have to think about it Sandra. All sounds good and exciting. I know now why you wanted a Gunnera. Im off now, I'll be in touch x

29 Mar, 2010

 

thanx dawn , im off to so nite nite :o) x

29 Mar, 2010

 

Excellent, well done hard work paid off, you have a good sized area to plant all those plants you bought, looks so much bigger now. OH would agree with Baz about being buried in the garden, he is 8 years older than me, and he keeps saying "you forget how old I am" lol

29 Mar, 2010

 

lol dotty thats what baz says as he is 8 years older than me,ive made a start at planting dotty but so muddy and wet, also i get a bit worried about what goes where with height, seems alot of space but when plants start to grow end up moving them again lol i bourght a pond lily and iris today, complete kits, 2 for £10, so saves buying pond composs and gravel and baskets,

30 Mar, 2010

 

If I put a pond in it would just get flooded, Sanbaz. I did think about a raised one but decided it was too much effort and would take too much space. I will just make do with the village pond :)

30 Mar, 2010

 

hi San ..Jane here...popped on to see your pond...its just great ! Glad you surrounded with stones...gives the baby frogs easy access in and out ! Our pond is 3 years old and you would think it had been there forever.My favourite marginal is our large marsh marigold..this year it has doubled in size and started creeping across the water surface ! Will post a pic when its in flower...budding at the moment !

30 Mar, 2010

 

what a shame Gee, i could imagine you would like one with loving all the wildlife, what about a half barrel like i have and think mookins has one to, they can look nice and my birds bath in it in summer :o))
hi jane nice to see you, ive sent msg, i like the marsh marigolds to,your pond does look like its been there longer so natural looking :o))

30 Mar, 2010

 

Thanks San...its my favourite place to sit.This year going to get some solar lights to place around it too....thats providing we get some sun ! Lol

30 Mar, 2010

 

yes jane i want a light there, we have electric for border lights so wont be a prob, like you said if we get sun, im not holding my breath lol

30 Mar, 2010

 

So heres to long summer evenings and the gentle sound of trickling water ! Bliss..............:o)

30 Mar, 2010

 

i`ll drink to that jane, sounds great :o)))

30 Mar, 2010

 

: o ))))

30 Mar, 2010

 

Lovely to have a pond in the garden.

1 Apr, 2010

 

it will be linda when its sorted out lol

1 Apr, 2010

 

WHen we lived where we had our smallholding a couple of homes ago, we had a small garden that adjoined the land and Gerry built a raised pond then a lower type one with bog type plants in it and the frogs used to breed in there.

2 Apr, 2010

 

sounds good linda, im going to bring the new liner right over a couple of feet over grass so when it rains its not soaking down to pondge edge, and the same with the slope, alot more overlap all round, the pond man said it should do it and make a mound which the liner goes over, like a sleeping policeman if you know what i mean :o))

2 Apr, 2010

 

Your pond is looking so good now Sandra. Just need to get your new plants around there-that's the best part! :-)

5 Apr, 2010

 

this was old one richard i must state that in pic now,, ;o)

5 Apr, 2010

 

Thanks Sandra I saw the dates of posting and thought this was the new one. Thanks for the info :-)

5 Apr, 2010

 

its ok richard, ive messed with it so much everyone is dizzy lol

5 Apr, 2010

 

:-)

5 Apr, 2010



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