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Pond Update

Postby Carylnz » Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:24 am

This pond was started in Feb 2006. Pics of the build can be found here

It now looks like this...
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Re: Pond Update

Postby Angel Fish » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:02 pm

Beautiful :mrgreen:
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Re: Pond Update

Postby Carolann » Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:51 pm

Lovely water lilies.
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Re: Pond Update

Postby markee » Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:16 pm

Very nice, i bet it's nice & relaxing sat out there of an evening.

Where are the rubber ducks?
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Re: Pond Update

Postby Carylnz » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:41 pm

They did not cope with several summers and 2 visiting dogs :roll:

It is lovely sitting out there and yesterday my daughter spent some time attempting to name any fish that had a distinctive feature so she would recognise it again. We now have Bruce, Hobo and Flo (from memory)
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Re: Pond Update

Postby markee » Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:02 am

Do you get Herons over there?

Most ponds over here have a net or some sort of covering above them to stop the birds.............................& curious cats :lol:
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Re: Pond Update

Postby Carylnz » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:01 am

Yes we do get herons but there is now nowhere for them to land and get to the pond :)
None of the cats have been seen to go for the fish so far!
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Re: Pond Update

Postby markee » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:18 pm

Answered my own question as i've just had a look at the older pics & see one there :lol:

It looks so peaceful there, i can picture myself relaxing on the decked area, not for too long mind as i'm not a fan of the heat!
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Re: Pond Update

Postby Carylnz » Thu Dec 20, 2012 9:17 pm

What heat? It is only 29C today.
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Re: Pond Update

Postby markee » Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:01 am

That's too hot for me :lol:
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Re: Pond Update

Postby Carylnz » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:49 pm

I heard a splash as I walked along the verandah the other day and didn't quite see what jumped off the deck into the pond. I figured it was a frog.
This morning, I looked out the window to see this...

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Now to try and catch it! I suspect I will need to strip the whole pond :(
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Re: Pond Update

Postby markee » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:44 pm

I know nothing about reptiles so excuse my biffness when i ask:

Why do you need to catch it? will it eat your fish?
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Re: Pond Update

Postby Carolann » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:04 pm

Carlynz , there is way to much sun in that pond you need a bit of uk weather.
Also if you were in uk that would be a plastic turtle and no problem. :mrgreen:
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Re: Pond Update

Postby Carylnz » Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:06 pm

The turtle has disappeared. Whether it has moved on or just hiding on the bottom I have no idea.
I wanted to be rid of it as they eat plants, small fish and eggs. The larger fish are fine.
We could do with a bit of UK weather yes Carolann. 28 - 32C is getting tedious and the lack of rain problematic. Which reminds me I need to go and water the grape vine!
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Re: Pond Update

Postby markee » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:01 am

Well if it makes you feel an better Caryl we've had a light flurry of snow today :lol:
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