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Postby midgin » Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:58 pm

I guess you also have to think of any frogs.. I have a metal pot, filled with water, it has Iris in it.... the frogs don't go anywhere near it... they prefer the washtubs and the clam shell.
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Postby tilly » Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:31 pm

Pam wrote:
tilly wrote:Patricia the tunnel looks great..... :)

had a look at the clam shells today at big w...I wonder if I could maybe paint that bondcrete or whatever on the inside then throw sand all over (get rid of blue).. :?



Tilly, Bondcrete is not cheap, and to be honest with you I don't think it would work.

If you turned the shells black they would disappear. Bitumen paint would probably work, though I would probably give the plastic a light sanding beforehand just to be sure.


Pam had asked hubby if there was any bondcrete in shed (no)...so I will go with your suggestion rough it up.... quick paint.... :)
I have this vision of there being a big shortage of clam shells (poor kids) due to Patricia's suggestion.... :lol: :lol:
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Postby Danny G » Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:45 pm

Hey before you buy them new try at your local tip shop. I have two for my dogs to use that cost me $10 for the two. Much better value and already roughed up
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Postby Patricia » Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:52 am

Danny I did ...we have a re-use shop" at our waste depot & every time I have been there they have the shells...on this occasion they didn't... :D
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Postby Patricia » Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:57 am

Colorama...this is the water lily that I spoke about...not sure of the name (as per usual)Image
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Postby The Estate » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:01 am

I think that is a water iris :roll: I have a yellow one like it :roll:

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Postby Patricia » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:04 am

Thee..yes I knew it wasa water iris..but not sure what its "actual name" is...thanks anyway..
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Postby tilly » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:10 am

Danny G wrote:Hey before you buy them new try at your local tip shop. I have two for my dogs to use that cost me $10 for the two. Much better value and already roughed up


Shall check out...actually went garage saling this morning with this in mind...normally I avoid the toy ones but this mornig it was straight to the toys... :)..no luck.....
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Postby enrico » Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:10 am

Most impressive...............and of course the blue will disappear in time :D
what about some duckweed :roll: I have it on some of my Birdbaths......doesn`t stop the birds getting a drink..and looks good :roll: to me :wink:

All the other waterfeatures are cool too 8)
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Postby Patricia » Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:41 am

Enrico..I have just discovered a nursery not very far from where I live (approx 20 mins) who specialises in just water plants etc...guess I'll have to visit them some time soon!!!
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Postby Pam » Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:44 am

Is that a Louisiana Iris?

I'd been eying off the pre-formed ponds at the B shop for a while, and had almost talked myself into believing that $109 wasn't a bad price for a round black plastic container. But! Was at the rural supplies place and spotted the same thing, but called a horse trough, a bit smaller but who cares? for $25. It does the job brilliantly!
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Postby enrico » Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:21 pm

Nothing wrong with your shopping :lol: :lol:
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Postby Mister Wisteria » Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:33 pm

If nothing else you will be able to give a horse a social drink if one turns up.
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Postby waldon » Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:07 pm

Now this is a poor man's pond if ever there was one. Clickpic for larger size.

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Postby The Estate » Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:14 pm

waldon wrote:Now this is a poor man's pond if ever there was one. Clickpic for larger size.

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:oops: :oops: I see what you mean Wal :lol: :lol: better than nothin I guess :roll:
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Postby enrico » Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:31 pm

:shock: I see it Waldon...... :roll:
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Postby midgin » Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:48 pm

Oh well, the birds can still enjoy a drink.... :wink:
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Postby The Estate » Sat Feb 24, 2007 3:17 pm

Poor Wal, :-? now "Where's Wally" :lol: :lol:
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Postby colorama » Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:10 pm

Thanks for the pic Patricia they are lovely.
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Postby waldon » Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:20 pm

midgin wrote:Oh well, the birds can still enjoy a drink.... :wink:


I keep a goldfish in it............he cries a lot. I tried to breed frogs in it but they all croaked.........ha ha get it ?.........actually they just up and left and said they wouldn't be coming back. I don't think they appreciated me taking my portable cd player down near the pond, playing "twisting by the poll" by Dire Straits.

I often ponder on that. (:|
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