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  1. Thank goodness for Barley straw extract and sodium percarbonate! The string algae is

    finally dying down! My bottom drain has been semi-clogged with algae and stuff dropping from the trees around my yard - could tell by the level of the Cetus Sieve wier and also the water level in...
  2. How much, Andy? I could use some in my plant...

    How much, Andy? I could use some in my plant pond.
  3. Planted impatiens in my stream and a couple other...

    Planted impatiens in my stream and a couple other places about a week ago and they've doubled in size already! I also started some from seed in my floating planter - am anxious to see what color...
  4. I bought a piece of solid core schedule 40 at a...

    I bought a piece of solid core schedule 40 at a local hardware store and also bought a new single union ball valve at Lowes and used the union off of it. Hopefully I can find just the union...
  5. Thanks for the replies! I'm thinking that I...

    Thanks for the replies! I'm thinking that I might have used the "foam core" on that pipe (all t6he Lowes sells) and it was not strong enough to withstand the pressure of the water as well as the...
  6. Thanks for the replies! The pipe was in a...

    Thanks for the replies! The pipe was in a single union ball valve and I unscrewed the union and took it off the valve this morning. The problem is, I need a new untion for my valve since the pipe...
  7. It was painted and was not exposed to the sun,...

    It was painted and was not exposed to the sun, but was exposed to temps down to the teens several times over the Winter. It was very brittle - I've never seen one break like this. I just hope my...
  8. The schedule 40 PVC pipe leading up to the top of my shower filter

    cracked badly when I turned it on the other day - it had been off and empty of water during the Winter. I've never seen one crack like that - very brittle! Is there something else I should use,...
  9. I have lots of iris that I'll be happy to ship to anyone who wants them within the

    next 2-3 weeks. All I'll ask is that you pay for shipping. I'll ship them in medium priority boxes so they should get to you pretty quickly and safely. I don't know what colors I'll be shipping -...
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    Beautiful gardens! I love all the colors! Your...

    Beautiful gardens! I love all the colors! Your veggy garden looks great, too!
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    You have a beautiful pond, fish and yard! Love...

    You have a beautiful pond, fish and yard! Love the lush look of it! You've done a great job! I agree - ponds and yards are always a work in progress. :)
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    Merry Christmas!

    We had a wonderful meal at my house last night with my sister and her family. Today we're looking forward to going to my daughter's house! Hope everyone has a wonderful day of celebration!
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    Yesterday the daytime temp was around 40 but the...

    Yesterday the daytime temp was around 40 but the water temp was 54, even after a night time temp of around 23. I covered my pond on Sunday using an old extension ladder as a center support and some ...
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    My filtration is on Winter bypass now - main...

    My filtration is on Winter bypass now - main waterfall is off and water from the S&G filters is run through pipes directly back to the pond. My BD system runs to the underwater returns, bypassing...
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    I spent all day yesterday working on the pond...

    I spent all day yesterday working on the pond area getting out the impatiens, trimming back irises, etc and also routing the water on Winter bypasses. I bypass my shower and also run the water from...
  16. Fortunately my impatiens are still doing well -...

    Fortunately my impatiens are still doing well - we didn't have the issues that many have had with mildew on them. I know that next week will probably take care of them, though, because it's suppose...
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    Great work as always, Steve! Looking forward to...

    Great work as always, Steve! Looking forward to seeing the finished pond!
  18. I've heard ruella called "wild petunias" before -...

    I've heard ruella called "wild petunias" before - the girl who sent them to me originally called them that. Thanks for the nice compliments!
  19. Any suggestions? Thanks

    Any suggestions? Thanks
  20. Thanks everyone! I agree, Jimfish, about the...

    Thanks everyone!
    I agree, Jimfish, about the ruella - I've pulled up and thrown away so much of that stuff over the years! It's very invasive but is pretty when it blooms. I have it in several...
  21. Some Fall color around the pond area now.........

    Mums are pretty this year, especially the purple ones left over from last season:
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    This is a bed beside my sunroom door:
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    Last roses of the season:
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  22. Well, I'm a little disappointed now. The...

    Well, I'm a little disappointed now. The brussels sprouts have bitten the dust and nothing else is really making a "head" although I've made several salads from outside lettuce leaves I've been able...
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    Magnificent, Frank! Beautiful blooms!

    Magnificent, Frank! Beautiful blooms!
  24. thanks, Gallagher!

    thanks, Gallagher!
  25. Cute! Love it! LOL

    Cute! Love it! LOL
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    Mine follow me around, too - it's funny to watch...

    Mine follow me around, too - it's funny to watch them - ever hopeful that I'll throw them a snack!
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    that's the way mine are - they keep looking for a...

    that's the way mine are - they keep looking for a while and then resort to eating lilies - again .:rolleyes:
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    Just a late day fish shot......

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    I think they're saying, "Is dinner already over?" I fed them a little while ago but they're still looking for "crumbs" I think.
  29. Harvested lettuce from the garden today - bibb...

    Harvested lettuce from the garden today - bibb and red leaf (not too red yet). Got enough to make several nice salads! YAY! I should have taken a pic before and then after, but here's the after...
  30. So far it's all, except for a couple of cabbage...

    So far it's all, except for a couple of cabbage plants, doing well! The lettuce is really growing, as is the spinach, kale and broccoli! Love it!
  31. I'm experimenting with a raised bed vegetable garden with Fall veggies

    behind my pond patio - 4' X 10' and 8" deep. Lots of composted cow manure and garden soil in the area framed with untreated 2" X 4' X 10' boards. I know the boards will eventually rot but hope...
  32. I will - thanks for the info and the advice!

    I will - thanks for the info and the advice!
  33. Thanks for your response! I checked the level of...

    Thanks for your response! I checked the level of the baskets several times and also looked at the rim for warping - all appears OK. I really think it might be the gasket which might be rolling out...
  34. I have a Marine C-360 Cannister filter on my 55 gal. aquarium......

    It has worked well for years but the past few times I've cleaned it, it's been harder and harder to get the top(pump) clamped back onto the cannister. Today, it absolutely will not clamp down. The...
  35. Wonder if any of those fungicides can be safely...

    Wonder if any of those fungicides can be safely used around fish? I'm going to remove my impatiens from my stream, soon because they're starting to look leggy and are dropping blooms now. :(
  36. Thread: Night and day

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    lOVELY!

    lOVELY!
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    Looks great, Steve! I've used a lot of ferncos,...

    Looks great, Steve! I've used a lot of ferncos, so I'm just praying they'll hold. So far, so good. My shower filter is quite a distance from my filter pit and I have a Winter bypass - I can shut...
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    That's a good point about the overcast days,...

    That's a good point about the overcast days, Frank! That may well be the issue. The pads on mine are not very mottled - mostly green with a few showing some red spots. My Wanvisa only sends up one...
  39. Thanks about the impatiens, folks! Nancy, they...

    Thanks about the impatiens, folks! Nancy, they look so pretty! My Sunpatiens are about the same size - the ones in the beds by my house are large and doing well. I wondered how the Sunpatiens...
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    I love all the plant pictures, Gary! I don't...

    I love all the plant pictures, Gary! I don't have but 2 taros and only one succulent, but love them all, too.
  41. Thread: Today's blooms

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    Gorgeous pictures/flowers, especially the lotus! ...

    Gorgeous pictures/flowers, especially the lotus! I wish my lotus would bloom - I have lots of big leaves but no flowers for the past 2 years . I think I need to divide them and hopefully that will...
  42. Thanks, Frank! I haven't taken any pics lately -...

    Thanks, Frank! I haven't taken any pics lately - here is the last one I took about a month ago:
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    You can see that the leaves are beginning to yellow a little bit and also have spots on them....
  43. How are the sunpatiens doing now, Nancy? I...

    How are the sunpatiens doing now, Nancy? I planted some in some of my flower beds, but put regular impatiens in the stream. The regular impatiens got huge as usual but now have the yellowing leaves...
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    My latest bloom is more yellow than the others -...

    My latest bloom is more yellow than the others - the first one was a beautiful mottled coral color but they have gotten yellower and yellower as well as paler and paler. I'm a little disappointed in...
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    The blocks will be better than just the bare...

    The blocks will be better than just the bare ground. Stability is the issue.
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    The ground moves with the seasonal changes as...

    The ground moves with the seasonal changes as well as with rain, freezing and cooling. The collar is important because it gives stability that the blocks might not give, even if mortared together. ...
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    Thoughts and prayers are with you, Neli! So...

    Thoughts and prayers are with you, Neli! So sorry about your terrible losses. Your pond and garden will be amazing - can't wait to see more pictures as it progresses. It's going to be absolutely...
  48. Thanks, Rich - I spoon-stirred my prazi in the...

    Thanks, Rich - I spoon-stirred my prazi in the proform, too, and then poured some of the slurry into the waterfall flow and some into the tee that follows my shower as a foam outlet. The water from...
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    I think it looks great!

    I think it looks great!
  50. Makes sense to me, Mike.

    Makes sense to me, Mike.
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