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November 6, 2011 at 8:23 pm #513230
Love to see a pic selinaneil. What did you line & seal it with?November 6, 2011 at 8:35 pm #513231
Here we go
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Thanks for trying but I think you need to insert it?November 6, 2011 at 10:08 pm #513233
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You might have to make the pic a bit smaller Selina. I think under 400kB works….November 6, 2011 at 10:55 pm #513235November 6, 2011 at 10:59 pm #513236debbie vdkMember
:clap: that’s sooo nice!!November 6, 2011 at 11:01 pm #513237
Ohhh, its beautiful. I really like how you have edged and sorrounded it -fantastic. What have you lined/sealed it with? I hope to gley line mine but the grunt is running out!November 6, 2011 at 11:06 pm #513238November 6, 2011 at 11:46 pm #513239bluesnipMember
Ponds! I love ponds! Used to work with schools putting in frog ponds. I prefer to encourage frogs to my garden for free pest control so I don’t use gold fish, have had some small native fish sometimes but plenty of macro-invertebrates and water plants to keep things healthy.
The tall plants in the other post looked like a Cyperus to me. Lots of different species, we have a weedy one here called Cyperus congestus that tends to take over. There is an indigenous one here called Cyperus gymnocaulus that is quite useful for basketry. Easy to grow from the little plantlets that form on the stems.
Try to avoid these fellas, especially when doing plant swaps or buying from garage sales etc
Edited to correct the species – gymnocaulus has plantlet propagules 🙂November 7, 2011 at 3:24 am #513240xgeckoxMember
Bluesnip: I’m interested in what you said regarding goldfish and frogs. Will native fish discourage frogs from inhabiting a pond? I ask because I’m concerned that if I dont have some kind of fish I would have a problem with mosquitoes..November 7, 2011 at 1:58 pm #513241earthwalkerParticipant
Well, Selina’s pond certainly is pretty. We sited our pond where a big, dead marri tree once loomed. We also live in the hills so we have little soil and masses of rocks. We lined our pond with old carpet/mats (good excuse to get new ones:)). This was to stop sharp rocks from poking holes in the pond liner (reasonable quality has lasted 10 years to date). Our pond is stocked with ornamental koi, now very big and beautiful, but very messy fish due to their voracious appetites and bottom feeding habits- these days we would use native fish or marron, but live and learn:).
As someone mentioned earlier the plant is of the Cyperus family, my Dad called it Papyrus and it will grow in soil or in pots in the pond (can get a bit out of control if left to it’s own devices but does look great cut and put in a vase if flowers are in short supply). Cannas can also be grown in the pond and I believe they can be a food/fodder plant, so might be worth doing some research on them.
Happy ponding….November 7, 2011 at 2:03 pm #513242BlueWrenMember
I so want rocks……….November 7, 2011 at 3:01 pm #513243SnoopyMember
BlueWren post=328980 wrote: I so want rocks……….
Maybe you can do a Lucille Ball long, long trailer type of holiday adventure and collect some BlueWren!!?? 😛November 7, 2011 at 3:37 pm #513244BlueWrenMember
Snoopy post=328986 wrote:
I so want rocks……….
Maybe you can do a Lucille Ball long, long trailer type of holiday adventure and collect some BlueWren!!?? 😛
That sounds like a great idea!! :tup: :clap:
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