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post #11 of 52 Old 11-05-2013, 07:50 PM
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Welcome to the forum!! That is a beautiful little pond you have! I know how sad you get when winter comes because I have to do the same for my pond. I have a large net we pull over to keep out the deciduous leaves. I don't even think I have a pine tree in my yard! I can't wait to see some more of those lilies in the spring! I've never had sucess with them because my pond is too shaded.
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post #12 of 52 Old 11-06-2013, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
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and night...night.. covered for the winter...
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post #13 of 52 Old 11-06-2013, 09:47 AM
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awwww…see you again in the spring..

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Welcome to the forum!! That is a beautiful little pond you have! I know how sad you get when winter comes because I have to do the same for my pond. I have a large net we pull over to keep out the deciduous leaves. I don't even think I have a pine tree in my yard! I can't wait to see some more of those lilies in the spring! I've never had sucess with them because my pond is too shaded.
I had to do extensive pruning to those massive pines to get my lillies to bloom... by August the sun has moved around so the pond only gets about 4 or 5 hours of good sun.. blooming slows to nil...
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I had to do extensive pruning to those massive pines to get my lillies to bloom... by August the sun has moved around so the pond only gets about 4 or 5 hours of good sun.. blooming slows to nil...
Aww that stinks, but at least you get to enjoy some blooms earlier in the year. I'm hoping I can coax some blooms in spring this year.

I really like that cover you put over your pond!! Slanted so the leaves fall off. Mine is just a PVC frame to prevent the net from falling in the water. I have to go out there every week or so and sweep off the pond.

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Aww that stinks, but at least you get to enjoy some blooms earlier in the year. I'm hoping I can coax some blooms in spring this year.

I really like that cover you put over your pond!! Slanted so the leaves fall off. Mine is just a PVC frame to prevent the net from falling in the water. I have to go out there every week or so and sweep off the pond.
I made it strong enough to walk on......it mimmics my garage.. last year the blizzard dumped 3+ feet of snow on it...no issues...when I pull it in the spring I put it over my strawberries to keep out the birds... too bad it doesn't work on chipmunks!...
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You can walk on it?! Man, you did build that pretty strong. One of the reasons I clean mine so obsessively is so the deer don't walk on it. But with 3 feet of snow, I can understand why it would need to be that strong.

Haha! Thanks! It was something I came up with years ago. Now I use it in a ton of places. I think it fits :)
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You can walk on it?! Man, you did build that pretty strong. One of the reasons I clean mine so obsessively is so the deer don't walk on it. But with 3 feet of snow, I can understand why it would need to be that strong.

Haha! Thanks! It was something I came up with years ago. Now I use it in a ton of places. I think it fits :)
maybe i should be a wee little bit clearer... I can walk along the pitch of the "roof" and stand on the rafters..not on the screen.. but the "rafters" are 16" on center... the screen is double layer fiberglass porch/window screen ... plenty strong... the main center line is a pair of 2"X6" fir boards bolted together... all the support rafters are 2"X1" through bolted.... it can come appart if need be, but I made a dolley with rubber tires so I can wheel it into posistion...the enclosure weighs about 150lbs...which is more than I weigh...hence..I can walk on it... the deer dont bother the pond.... they eat my roses.. they love the sugar in the rose buds...
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Oooooh so pretty Thanks for sharing your pond pics and story.

I'm looking forward to pics. of grandpa Louie in the spring.

And do I detect an Animal House reference there about his eating habits? LOL.
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Oooooh so pretty Thanks for sharing your pond pics and story.

I'm looking forward to pics. of grandpa Louie in the spring.

And do I detect an Animal House reference there about his eating habits? LOL.
why not quote a clasic movie..

I lifted the screen yesterday and "swished" the water around... no one came... at least my aquarium fish were happy to see me...
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