madpenguin


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Sod's Law

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 20:50

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Sod's Law

Posted: 11/01/2017 at 16:48

Raising pot height in pond.

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 17:09

Maybe I could cut some polystyrene to shape?


The weight of the baskets would keep it in place.

Raising pot height in pond.

Posted: 10/01/2017 at 10:04

Thanks AngieR,that sounds like a possibility!

Raising pot height in pond.

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 21:44

Thought I should also mention that this is a fish pond and not a wildlife pond.I have a pond just for wildlife which is easy for creatures to access,the fish pond is around 3ft off the ground.

Raising pot height in pond.

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 21:35

I have had those kidney baskets before and even on bricks they were too deep.They were also too heavy for me to lift when full!


The plants I have at the moment are not flourishing in my new pond in the way they did in my old one,the only difference seems to be the depth of water over the top of the pot.In the old pond the pot was usually just about level with the water surface,now they are a good 5" below even on bricks.


Have not heard about the textile plant pots as a no-no for wildlife but will check it out.

Raising pot height in pond.

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 17:05

Another idea may be to use the textile plant baskets with gravel in and then standing the plant pots on that.


I'll probably lie awake tonight thinking this all through!!!!!!

Raising pot height in pond.

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 16:58

Apart from the breeze blocks I have actually done that! Taller pots,shingle etc.It is just that last couple of inches that I need to get.


Just wondering if I could make some sort of mesh bag filled with gravel that fits the shape of the shelf.


Thanks anyway! 

Raising pot height in pond.

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 16:47

Too big!

Raising pot height in pond.

Posted: 08/01/2017 at 16:42

My pond has shelves but even when I stand plants on them the water level above them is still fairly high.I have put bricks underneath the pots to raise them a bit but I would like to raise them a bit more but because the shelves are narrowish adding more bricks becomes a bit unstable.Any ideas on what I can use to raise pots on narrow shelves?


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Couple of ID's please!

 
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More Crassula/Succulent ID's please!

 
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