A neat article about reviving very old ponds

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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    Step 1: clean
    Step 2: check liner
    step 3: fish
    step 4: plants (you can move this to step three if desired)
    step 5: Done.
    Wrote the entire article in 5 steps. LOL
     
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    LOL! What I thought was so cool is that the ponds they are discussing are VERY old and natural. I thought it was exciting to have the possibility to resurrect old plant species from seeds down in the buried muck. I'm sure a pond from the ancient English countryside would have some interesting botanical varieties!
     
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    DutchMuch Lord Of The Aquascapes!

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    I agree that is very neat, but personally I find the ad below the article pretty cool, japan just made a new floating spherical robot, helps astronauts and stuff and it looks like it came straight from interstellar.
     
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    Perfect demonstration of one of Nature's tricks for insuring the continuance of a specie. Under certain conditions seed will be viable indefinitely.
    In nature, under typical climate conditions, some seeds can be viable for centuries.....or longer. A Lotus seed documented to be over a millennium in age was germinated in China.
    This seed longevity makes possible the various seed vaults across the world, most notably the one in Norway, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, that houses over 400,000 seed varieties.
    Nature is amazing!!
     
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    Thankfully the seed was not affected.
     
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    My new project involves dredging and resurrecting some old ponds in the English countryside. One of the ponds is under and beside a Stone Bridge that anyone going up to the local country mansion would have crossed over. Besides old seeds, I'm also secretly hoping for a bit of buried treasure in the silt as I dredge it out :)
     
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    That sounds like a wonderful and EXCITING project!
     
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    Sure is :)
     
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    I love before and after pond renovation pics!
     
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