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Postby krekra » Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:36 pm

Any chance for some updated pics of your pond??

K :mrgreen:
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Postby James 3200 » Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:47 am

Did not see this one..

This is what its looking like this morning, thanks for waking me up K ;)

If you have not seen the pond this is what it looked like a few months ago -

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this was a month ago-

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and today -

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Pretty much where i want it, may get some more of those tall iris for the back to fill the back in a bit more, but apart from that its all doing good and everyone enjoys sitting by it, when the weather holds up......

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Postby Tigerhair » Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:51 am

It's lovely James, you've really given it a new lease of life. Perhaps a few of the lighter shaded hostas on the bit on top of the wall under the trees would lighten that area up?

Whatever, it looks wonderful. Love the tame heron!! LOL
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Postby James 3200 » Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:11 am

Thanks v much, Yep something does need to go under the tree on the left of the picture, there is a bag of bark to go down under there sometime, think on the next update there will be more of a feature there, basically got some more stones and going to continue the planting bed from the back downa bit more, if see what i mean

EDIT: Yea the heron is great, all the fish are still there and we have noticed other herons flying over the garden a few times, so its doing it job :)

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Postby Tigerhair » Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:15 am

I'll look forward to seeing another update then. I know the herons around me have taken advantage of one or two of my goldfishes!
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Postby Angel Fish » Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:28 am

:D

I told you the Heron would work! :D
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Postby moocowmoneybox » Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:35 am

looks very peaceful, well done
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Postby Carylnz » Sat Jun 23, 2007 4:08 am

Brilliant heron and the pond is looking great. I had been told if you put a fake heron there it will keep away live herons so this must be proof it works.
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Postby Angel Fish » Sat Jun 23, 2007 4:16 am

As long as the fake one's a male, they work brilliantly :D
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Postby krekra » Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:23 am

Wow that really looks lovely James. Id love to have a sit there and read a book. And the plants look nice of course and the fish add a splash of color and well it just looks so very natural and peaceful :lol:

Well done!! BTW I am moving this thread to the new coldwater section :wink:

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Postby David » Sat Jun 23, 2007 6:30 am

Wonderful turn around James!!!

What is the plant on the left that has bushed out so much?
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Postby Apistogramma » Sat Jun 23, 2007 6:35 am

It's lovely! I like that the heron went for a walk around the pond... :D
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Postby gib » Sat Jun 23, 2007 6:02 pm

looking wicked mate
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Postby James 3200 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 2:45 am

Thanks everyone, it is starting to really fill in now and looking more natural, another couple of months and it should be a bit of a jungle again


What is the plant on the left that has bushed out so much?


Pretty sure its veronica beccabunga, will have to double check later by looking at the tabs that came in the pots. It grows madly, everyday you can see new growth, started off with 4 small pots of the stuff

I like that the heron went for a walk around the pond... Very Happy


LOL Yep, every time i am out there il move it from side to side, to keep the real ones guessing ;)

No one notice my grouting :(

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Postby Tigerhair » Sun Jun 24, 2007 2:48 am

Of course we noticed the grouting, every one of us, silly! It's just that in polite company one doesn't refer to another's grouting for fear of stepping over the social politeness um...

Nope, sorry, didn't notice it! 8)
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