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Hi - The pond story

Category: outdoor gardening - pond | Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 3:13 pm

As you can see in the picture bellow I have a small paved garden. So I decided to do flowerpots and planter for my flowers and trees and herbs.


Since I wanted also a pond, I removed some of the flowerpots and built a pond instead.
When designing the ponds I had to take into consideration the following:
1) Distance it from fowling leaves. So I decided to put it in the far end of the pave


2) The size of the pond based on the constraint of the area.
3) The plus and minus of using a kit vs. building it with PVC sheets.
4) What type of fish can I put in (Koi fish require large space)
5) What type of plants. How much room they need. How to keep them thinned out, so there will be no room for snakes to hide in.
6) How to keep the water clean.
7) what type of filtration?
Luckily there are few companies here in Israel that gives you step by step guideline(In hebrew) for all the above.
If you have specific question I'll translate the instructions.
I decided on 1000 liter(about 250 gallons) pond.
The recommendation were not to use the kits because it's much stronger and sustainable to build it.
I added just few water plants and 4 fishes. I also added a Gambusia to help with the cleaning.





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Comments

 

Frank wrote on Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:58 pm:


Your pond turned out great Gila. Interested to hear whether you could you go back to not having one now?




 

toni wrote on Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:04 am:


What a beautiful pond Gila. Do you have a comfy chair near by so you can just sit and enjoy it?




 

Droopy wrote on Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:34 am:


Flowers! And in the pond too. Lovely pond. I'd love to sit an play in the water.




 

CritterPainter wrote on Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:07 am:


So much prettier than the prefab ones, too. I love the rock-work.




 

Palm Tree wrote on Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:09 pm:


That is just lovely.

And I do like those container plants too.




dirt2diamonds wrote on Wed Dec 12, 2007 2:47 am:


Put me a chair out to sit and relax because you have the perfect garden for me. I could just jump into your pictures. Your garden is fab and so neat. Love the water feature.





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