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post #41 of 52 Old 04-13-2014, 09:33 PM
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yay,spring! good to see the pond again.

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post #42 of 52 Old 04-13-2014, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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yay,spring! good to see the pond again.
That's no joke...winter's been a long time passing...

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post #43 of 52 Old 04-13-2014, 11:36 PM
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It is always nice to see all of your livestock through the winter, I lost one of my larger frogs but I know there are a couple smaller ones still here.

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post #44 of 52 Old 04-14-2014, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
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It is always nice to see all of your livestock through the winter, I lost one of my larger frogs but I know there are a couple smaller ones still here.
it sure is..last year i lost all the frogs...I was fishing out thier carcasses when i set the plants on the margin....I lost the largest ( grandpa) goldie... he was from original stock and twice the size of the others... but the youngsters are healthy and last years spawn ( the few that didn't get eaten)are about 1 1/4" long... snails are all over the place.... I can't wait to get this up and running..everything is so brown and ugly.. at least the water is crystal clear..

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post #45 of 52 Old 05-08-2014, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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weather has fianlly warmed up enough to work outside with out dressing like Nanuck of the north... I removed the "ROCK PILE" water fall and installed a sump... I lined a "creek that flows around a clump of day lillies that is boarderd by more day lilies.. the "stream bed" is lined with pea stone... I made an acrylic "shute" and lined it with flag stone for my water fall, so I stream lined it a bit.. the plants are just coming to life and have been placed on the margin... the fish are getting active and have begun to chase one another...love is in the air!... I'll post again in a week as the flowers take off.. it supposed to be in the mid 70's this week end.. ABOUT TIME!
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post #46 of 52 Old 05-08-2014, 01:26 PM
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i could quite happily pull up a chair and sit there all day
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i could quite happily pull up a chair and sit there all day
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thank you.... if your ever in Bostonn MA. USA.. I'm 20 minutes away... Nancy and I would love you to visit!

It'll be alot prettier once the lilies get up and the roses bloom... everything looks so barren right now...

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post #48 of 52 Old 05-14-2014, 11:35 PM
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I am getting a few nice bools here myself ,especially the irises.Still waiting on those lilies though.

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post #49 of 52 Old 05-31-2014, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Well it's june and the air temp is still in the 60's.... last year it was mid 80's on this date.... good thing nature follows the sun and the length of day... I observed the goldies spawning in one of the plant pots the other morning... the day lilies around the pond have grown... and the pond lilies are slowly growing...I just wish it was warm enough to sit in a tee shirt and enjoy them ( and an adult beverage)...
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post #50 of 52 Old 05-31-2014, 11:47 PM
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Everything looks great. I see how you can just sit and enjoy the fish with such a nice environment.
wish my koi would spawn for me but I am sure they will in good time.
The frog sitting there is a nice touch too. I have not been able to find my frog recently. I have to keep tings covered or the cats will get into my pond and I fear they have gotten to my frog now that I have the netting.

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