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A water Gardening section maybe???

Postby TasV » Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:34 am

Any chance of a water gardening forum? I will even volunteer to moderate it if you like :-?
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Re: A water Gardening section maybe???

Postby Pam » Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:02 pm

Ian was talking about this one at one stage TasV, so he's obviously open to the idea.
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Re: A water Gardening section maybe???

Postby jack » Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:42 pm

ponds/ water gardens great idea. every permaculture and sustainable garden keen person has a interest in ponds and water gardens.
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Re: A water Gardening section maybe???

Postby TasV » Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:00 pm

So how 'bout it huh?
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Re: A water Gardening section maybe???

Postby Pam » Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:36 am

Tas, I think Ian's busy with a catalogue at the moment. There's no reason if you have a water garden related topic that you can't post it anyway. :)
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Re: A water Gardening section maybe???

Postby Waterlily » Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:36 pm

+1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 :!: Ian, please. :) (#)
So when do we start? :) Another 2 years to wait. :cry:
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Re: A water Gardening section maybe???

Postby Pam » Wed Jan 12, 2011 5:42 am

lol You're so cheeky Annie. You did well to drag out this old post. Perhaps if a few more members add to the request this time around we might score that forum. It would be great if we did.

Heaven knows we need a water gardening forum here in Queensland at the moment. :roll:
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Re: A water Gardening section maybe???

Postby DrDuncs » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:26 am

I'd be interested. Would love to have a lovely pond one day when the size of my garden permits.
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Re: A water Gardening section maybe???

Postby ColinM » Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:03 am

LOL Annie :D

Yes, for my 10c worth, I think there is a substantial need for a Board of Catagory (your choice Ian) on Water Gardens. There is a heap of subjects and ideas to discuss and obviously, when one looks at the thread/s I started, considerable interest and input into this area of gardening. Pond construction, location factors, water treatment, biological vs chemical issues, the conflict of plant nutrient requirements vs combatting algae type, that even inductry can't agree on algae types and treatment (long string vs blanket algae for example), placement of plants, issues and problems and ideas on pond margin diversity, pump/filter/water fall mathematics, design and engineering, the best fish, the pros and cons of snails, does magnatism work?, how good are UV cells in filters etc etc.

So yup, I definately think it would be a good idea and see a solid need. (Y)
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Re: A water Gardening section maybe???

Postby Waterlily » Wed Jan 12, 2011 10:57 am

ColinM wrote: etc etc.

Fern creek, Japanese pond, do your own Pond Bridge, water features, etc etc etc. :mrgreen:

Yes, Pam, correct, Annie is cheeky. lol :lol: Nice to see you. :D

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Re: A water Gardening section maybe???

Postby Sam » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:59 am

Pam wrote:Heaven knows we need a water gardening forum here in Queensland at the moment. :roll:


Particularly a section on bog plants.
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Re: A water Gardening section maybe???

Postby taffyman » Wed Jan 12, 2011 6:48 pm

What about a tutorial titled 'How to build an Ark' :lol:
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Re: A water Gardening section maybe???

Postby Pam » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:21 pm

No point, Taffy. The trucks can't get through to bring us the gopherwood.
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Re: A water Gardening section maybe???

Postby ian » Thu Jan 13, 2011 2:51 pm

Seems like a good idea - don't know why you didn't make waves earlier! There is a certain irony in creating a water garden Forum at the moment.

Do we have some pond-lovers that would like to moderate? Skills required are an ability to keep an even keel and accept criticism like water off a duck's back (sorry couldn't resist).
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Re: A water Gardening section maybe???

Postby ColinM » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:04 pm

There is a certain irony in creating a water garden Forum at the moment.
Yes, I have to agree Ian .

Do we have some pond-lovers that would like to moderate?
- Happy to Ian if I'm deemed acceptable. As you know I have designed, written and modified my own non garden forum using BBcode - so I doubt I'd have any issues with the technicalities of it.

Skills required are an ability to keep an even keel and accept criticism like water off a duck's back (sorry couldn't resist).
- Having had 3 wives and 42 girlfiends (not at once or that I'm counting) I come emminantly qualified :lol: (and yes I have (I hope) a sense of humour :D )

How were you thinking of approaching it Ian? Where you going to have a Catagory with various Boards underneath, or one board with with various threads?
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Re: A water Gardening section maybe???

Postby ian » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:10 pm

ColinM wrote: ................had 3 wives and 42 girlfiends.................


this suggests insanity - fortunately this does not disqualify you or we would have no mods. :wink:
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Re: A water Gardening section maybe???

Postby ColinM » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:24 pm

ian wrote:
ColinM wrote: ................had 3 wives and 42 girlfiends.................


this suggests insanity - fortunately this does not disqualify you or we would have no mods. :wink:


:lol: :lol: Again, I'm inclined to agree - the definition of insanity is "expecting a different result from the same repeated process" :-? :shock: :lol: - actually - my version is that I'm just generous with my abundant charm :mrgreen:
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Re: A water Gardening section maybe???

Postby abwal » Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:03 pm

'this suggests insanity - fortunately this does not disqualify you or we would have no mods.'

Thanks, Ian. Much appreciated. :-P :lol: :lol:

Would having webbed feet be a desirable qualification?
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Re: A water Gardening section maybe???

Postby Waterlily » Thu Jan 13, 2011 6:07 pm

Yes, yes, yes! Colin is the best Moderator!!! And he has algae which is good for pond experience. It's like a proof. :)
Only one thing is not good. :-? What about "42 wives and 3 girlfriends". :mrgreen: Colin. maybe you did mistake? :mrgreen:
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I could be experimental pond mouse or rabbit :) model for testing different water projects in my garden. :-? I have a sense of humour too. :)
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Re: A water Gardening section maybe???

Postby Pam » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:37 pm

ian wrote:
this suggests insanity - fortunately this does not disqualify you or we would have no mods. :wink:


No, it tends to help.
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