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@ShawnInfirmity you'll get replies if you go start a thread and ask that question there as I know there are people here that use them. Some just take a phone and stick it in a jar or baggy and they have had good results. Not exactly sure how they do it but they do. Others have the water proof cams.
 
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Does anyone have an underwater cam that they use and could recommend? I constantly struggle with getting good pictures of my fish because of the reflection on the water from the sun/sky.
I do have a brand new one, but haven't had the time to learn how to use it
...and it's actually my second one, I sold the first one cause I wasn't able to activate the app on my phone.
I'll have to ask my teens to read the manual for me!:D
 
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@Gemma build up the dirt around your biofalls and plant some nice hostas or something else that will grow over the edges to conceal the box. I think you could conceal it that way!
 
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@Gemma build up the dirt around your biofalls and plant some nice hostas or something else that will grow over the edges to conceal the box. I think you could conceal it that way!
I tried Hostas around the pond and they did not do good, it's full sun and gets too hot.
I do have a small one in the pond, I forgot if it was you or @cas that inspired me to try it there, I really hope it will do good
 

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Must have been @Lisak1 because I am trying a hosta in my pond this year too!
 
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I'm trying a blue one that has very thick rubbery leaves, I'm thinking if any Hosta would make it, this one should
 
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I'm so happy that the Sun Inpatients are still doing so well!... and the Hosta too, you can see it in the last picture, peeking from the left corner of the waterfall.
I don't think I can squeeze any more plants in there, now I'm just hoping that the drastic shifts in the weather are over, so that the plants can start growing.
The pink and purple Petunia is looking sad, cause I just made that pot from cuttings! :)
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Thank you @j.w , I'm really trying! :)
Too bad the Forgetmenot are in between blooms, and I'm missing red, but the Cardinal Lobelia is about to bloom
 
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It looks very nice @Gemma love the variety of plants you have going on there!
Thank you! :)
I try to fit as many plants as I can up there, cause I can't put any in the fish pool.
My koi never bothered plants until 2yrs ago when we resized the pond, I guess there was nothing for them to eat on the new liner, so they went after my plants....but I will try water lilies again someday
 
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Hostas IN the pond won’t mjnd the sun at all. Outside the pond is another story. I plant them there anyway and just accept that they will be lovely until August.
 
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Very lovely. Your waterfall is well done.
Thank you! :)
Your pond and gardens look beautiful !!
Thank you! :)
Hostas IN the pond won’t mjnd the sun at all. Outside the pond is another story. I plant them there anyway and just accept that they will be lovely until August.
My plan is to keep it there until it starts to turn yellow and then pull it out and plant it in the ground.
Very nice Gemma. I love your falls too!
Thank you! :)
Beautiful!
Thank you! :)
 
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From my kitchen window....the water is clear but the current is too strong to allow clear view of the fish from here, unless of course the are at the surface.
The hyacinth are still blooming strong on the first day of September, and the petunia cuttings are finally filling in the pot
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