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I just love these water plants ! The lily pads look so cool and the flowers are to die for, wish they'd bloom in my pond !

14 Jul, 2008

 

I've noticed that certain plants are delayed this season, while others are the exact opposite... the roses are great this year but were a little delayed... the waterlilies are coming along now...about two weeks delayed... (but that's probably because I was muddling with the pond for so long and was delayed putting them out into full sun...)All the shrubs seemed ahead of the game... viburnums especially. so, just give them a little longer. (Haha here I am counselling patience! ..small irony.)

14 Jul, 2008

 

So nice to have a pond, really adds to the garden.

14 Jul, 2008

 

I love the pond Lori the flowers look so perfect how can you beat that!

17 Jul, 2008

 

these were everywhere in Algonquin Provincial Park, where I just brought the family camping. their beautiful:)

18 Jul, 2008

 

had a feeling it was Algonquin...lol.

18 Jul, 2008

 

lol

18 Jul, 2008

 

This puts my pond to shame. I have no waterlilies alive. I am green with envy. I see the water spouting there, doesn't it get onto the lilies? I have heard lilies are sensetive to forceful water and will wilt.

20 Jul, 2008

 

I have had these lilies for three seasons now...and overwintered them inside...but my neice sinks hers in the fall and as long as the pond is 4 ft deep they will survive. no doubt the lilies like it best when I turn off the spitter...but I do run the circulation pump because it helps the fish control the mosquito larvae...it creates enough turbulence to drown a few of the pests.! Marguerite...you should ask some of the little lily root harvesters to get some roots for you... you can start them off in an aquarium or a deep plastic garbage bin...then transfer them when they've established themselves ... what type of soil are you putting in the seives?

20 Jul, 2008

 

Hi Lori, I do have a circulation pump, a fountain and a filter and vacuum cleaner. But my pond is not 4 ft deep, only 40 cm. Perhaps that is the problem. I do not have any mosquitoes here. There is no need to overwinter, as the temp here never goes down below 15C. But I might have waterlilies too tropical, more for constant 18C. I will see if they come up again come spring, when the water will be warmer and more sun will shine on the pond as it only gets morning sun. Lori, what do you mean by what type of soil are you putting in the seives? What are seives? I don't put any soil in my fishpond. It only has riverstones and all plants are in pots. Sorry to be so dumb.

21 Jul, 2008

 

Goodness NO! seems I'm not expressing myself hahaha ...that is not your fault... I use a micromesh planting container...that is like a strainer or sieve... I planted my nymphaea in aquatic planting compost... in a burlap envelope that is held down with pea gravel...I have even made container liners out of ordinary fibreglas window screen... I sew it up on my serger!! From what I've read aquatics like soil that is at least 50 percent clay... a neatly sieved compost that is free of organics ..like added manure or timerelease fertilizer granules...Is your pond a claylined pond or have you installed a pvc liner? perhaps you could use sandbags to make islets to place your lilies on...? and to raise them up just a little... my lilies like 24" depth.. they are supposed to be dwarf...I think you are right about the temps...perhaps that and experimenting with plant depth will give you the right combination. Soldier on....lol. and good luck.

21 Jul, 2008



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