Project P

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Project P

Post by Willpar » Wed Jul 12, 2023 5:34 pm

This is the project I have been doing. Is only 4ftx3 ft and preformed. Fits in quite nicely though still have some landscaping to do around the edges. All the plants are native species and flower.


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Re: Project P

Post by Jacksparrow » Wed Jul 12, 2023 7:44 pm

Even a small water feature has an effect for lots of animals. It looks as though hogs will be able to get out if they fall in. A small word of caution, the water weed you had chosen is very vigorous and will crowd out everything else unless you keep it under control. :nod:

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Re: Project P

Post by Willpar » Wed Jul 12, 2023 8:17 pm

Thank you js, by water weed do you mean the green stuff floating? I found a place online and got the plants from there. They do collections of native water plants per size of space. What i got are as follows:-
Amphibious Bistort,
Lesser Spearwort,
Brooklime,
Marsh Marigold,
Hornwort,
Water Mint.
As i dont know much about water plants had to put some faith in the supplier. The stuff floating says it is an oxygenator.

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Re: Project P

Post by Jacksparrow » Thu Jul 13, 2023 7:46 pm

Willpar wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2023 8:17 pm
Thank you js, by water weed do you mean the green stuff floating? I found a place online and got the plants from there. They do collections of native water plants per size of space. What i got are as follows:-
Amphibious Bistort,
Lesser Spearwort,
Brooklime,
Marsh Marigold,
Hornwort,
Water Mint.
As i dont know much about water plants had to put some faith in the supplier. The stuff floating says it is an oxygenator.
It is an oxygenator but as I said it is very vigorous once it is established. I have some in both my ponds and have to get loads out every year to give everything else a chance.

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Re: Project P

Post by Willpar » Thu Jul 13, 2023 9:00 pm

Thank you JS. Will keep my eye on it. There were three of them in the bundle.

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Re: Project P

Post by Kev » Sat Jul 15, 2023 8:19 pm

Fabulous. :clap:

I love how it has different levels for a big variety of species that like different water depths/temps. I'm sure you'll also get bathing birds and drinking mammals too. That's exactly what I'd have if I had a garden!

Looking forward to seeing how it flourishes.

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Re: Project P

Post by Willpar » Sat Jul 15, 2023 11:20 pm

Thank you Kev. Will be interesting to see how it turns out. Still a few months left in the growing season before it starts to die back. was thinking for next year to put a camera on it, day and night. Was an ideal size for the space that there was in the garden.

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Re: Project P

Post by Kev » Mon Jul 17, 2023 10:31 am

100% agree with a camera on it. I think you'll get a lot of action.

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Re: Project P

Post by Willpar » Mon Jul 17, 2023 8:24 pm

Have a spare camera that can use.

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Re: Project P

Post by Willpar » Wed Jul 26, 2023 8:26 am

See that the pond has tiny little wriggly things. Could that be mosquito larvae? Also filaments of green now growing on the sides. Take it that is algae.

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