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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:58 pm
by midgin
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.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 5:31 pm
by tilly
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:

PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:45 pm
by Danny G
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

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:52 am
by Patricia
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

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:57 am
by Patricia
Colorama...this is the water lily that I spoke about...not sure of the name (as per usual)Image

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:01 am
by The Estate
I think that is a water iris :roll: I have a yellow one like it :roll:

http://images.google.com.au/images?hl=e ... ages&gbv=2

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:04 am
by Patricia
Thee..yes I knew it wasa water iris..but not sure what its "actual name" is...thanks anyway..

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:10 am
by tilly
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.....

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 9:10 am
by enrico
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)

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:41 am
by Patricia
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!!!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:44 am
by Pam
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!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:21 pm
by enrico
Nothing wrong with your shopping :lol: :lol:

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 12:33 pm
by Mister Wisteria
If nothing else you will be able to give a horse a social drink if one turns up.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:07 pm
by waldon
Now this is a poor man's pond if ever there was one. Clickpic for larger size.

Image

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:14 pm
by The Estate
waldon wrote:Now this is a poor man's pond if ever there was one. Clickpic for larger size.

Image



:oops: :oops: I see what you mean Wal :lol: :lol: better than nothin I guess :roll:

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:31 pm
by enrico
:shock: I see it Waldon...... :roll:

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:48 pm
by midgin
Oh well, the birds can still enjoy a drink.... :wink:

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 3:17 pm
by The Estate
Poor Wal, :-? now "Where's Wally" :lol: :lol:

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:10 pm
by colorama
Thanks for the pic Patricia they are lovely.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2007 6:20 pm
by waldon
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. (:|