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    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    Thanks John.

    During this period of self isolation we started building a small wildlife pond today for the wife, so any plants I've bought that I don't like can go in there
    What you have dared to build a pond without pictures???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    Just been on a picked a few plants . Yeah at 268 quid think I'll have to go and rethink haha .

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    Ha ha, same here mate.... they look cheap at first but It soon adds up doesn't it!

    With the lilies I looked through all of them and selected my 2 favourites, then the rest I just got the 2x lucky dips for a tenner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajm View Post
    What you have dared to build a pond without pictures???

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    It's so small you can't even see the pond in the pics, but I did take some.

    Ok, I'll start a puddle build thread Which Plants should I buy for anoxic section?

    It's just going to be for frogs, newts and plants etc and somewhere for birds to drink in summer so they don't get under the main pond cover and drown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    It's so small you can't even see the pond in the pics, but I did take some.

    Ok, I'll start a puddle build thread Which Plants should I buy for anoxic section?

    It's just going to be for frogs, newts and plants etc and somewhere for birds to drink in summer so they don't get under the main pond cover and drown.

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    Am wanting one as well but lots more need to happen first

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    It's only about 5 foot by 2 foot..... Classed as a pond for normal people, but to koi people it's just an in ground measuring bowl Which Plants should I buy for anoxic section?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    It's only about 5 foot by 2 foot..... Classed as a pond for normal people, but to koi people it's just an in ground measuring bowl Which Plants should I buy for anoxic section?

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    Haha mint

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    Good idea Rs and it will keep frogs etc from the koi pond and kids will love it.
    John

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    Plants arrived today, delivered by DPD bang on time.

    I knew they'd likely be bare root with little foliage but on the whole I'm very pleased.

    All plants really well wrapped in wet newspaper, and, unless they split apart in transit, I got more plants than I ordered.

    2 lots of the Barred horsetail
    2 lots of the forget me nots
    2 lots of the golden buttons
    4 root systems for the pink Darwin water lily, 2 with leaves and 2 were just roots with rhizomes.
    And 3 of the unnamed water lilies as well, 2 bigger chunks with sprouts and leaves and 1 root with a single rhizome.

    The other plants, Hermine water lily and Fibre Optic / Cotton bud grass came as ordered.

    They came all labelled up and with planting instructions.

    I soaked them all in a really strong PP mix for about 6 hours then planted straight into the cat litter in the Anoxic baskets. Didn't use any soil or anything but did put some aquabasis inside old tights near the roots

    Never had pond plants before so will be pleased if they start growing and don't just die.

    All in all www.wetland-plants.co.uk come highly recommended based on my buying experience.

    Cheers all for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    Plants arrived today, delivered by DPD bang on time.

    I knew they'd likely be bare root with little foliage but on the whole I'm very pleased.

    All plants really well wrapped in wet newspaper, and, unless they split apart in transit, I got more plants than I ordered.

    2 lots of the Barred horsetail
    2 lots of the forget me nots
    2 lots of the golden buttons
    4 root systems for the pink Darwin water lily, 2 with leaves and 2 were just roots with rhizomes.
    And 3 of the unnamed water lilies as well, 2 bigger chunks with sprouts and leaves and 1 root with a single rhizome.

    The other plants, Hermine water lily and Fibre Optic / Cotton bud grass came as ordered.

    They came all labelled up and with planting instructions.

    I soaked them all in a really strong PP mix for about 6 hours then planted straight into the cat litter in the Anoxic baskets. Didn't use any soil or anything but did put some aquabasis inside old tights near the roots

    Never had pond plants before so will be pleased if they start growing and don't just die.

    All in all www.wetland-plants.co.uk come highly recommended based on my buying experience.

    Cheers all for the help.
    Cheers mate think I'll give them a go once sorted

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    Quote Originally Posted by RS2OOO View Post
    Plants arrived today, delivered by DPD bang on time.

    I knew they'd likely be bare root with little foliage but on the whole I'm very pleased.

    All plants really well wrapped in wet newspaper, and, unless they split apart in transit, I got more plants than I ordered.

    2 lots of the Barred horsetail
    2 lots of the forget me nots
    2 lots of the golden buttons
    4 root systems for the pink Darwin water lily, 2 with leaves and 2 were just roots with rhizomes.
    And 3 of the unnamed water lilies as well, 2 bigger chunks with sprouts and leaves and 1 root with a single rhizome.

    The other plants, Hermine water lily and Fibre Optic / Cotton bud grass came as ordered.

    They came all labelled up and with planting instructions.

    I soaked them all in a really strong PP mix for about 6 hours then planted straight into the cat litter in the Anoxic baskets. Didn't use any soil or anything but did put some aquabasis inside old tights near the roots

    Never had pond plants before so will be pleased if they start growing and don't just die.

    All in all www.wetland-plants.co.uk come highly recommended based on my buying experience.

    Cheers all for the help.
    That's where I got my plants lol. One lot of Lilly's came from my pond builder.
    The rest from there. And one lot from some where else. Can't remember where. In lincoln some where. That was the iris.

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