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    JoMiles

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    Hi, we inherited our small pond when we moved into our house about 11 years ago. I don't actually bother with it much but the fish, frogs and plants are thriving so i figure it must be ok! Look forward to chatting about it on here
     
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    welcome ! hope u enjoy and share , learn , do upload some pics of ur lovely pond :)
     
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    Hi yes looking forward to learning more about keeping a pond. We have about 12 large goldfish/shubunkin of various ages plus I saw at least 7 tiny babies today so worried it might be getting over crowded
     

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    Welcome to our group! If it has been surviving for 11 years with little help from you, I wouldn't worry too much.
     
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    Something good must be happening.
     
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    Thank you both. That's what I figure. I occasionally pull out some of the elodea (is that what it's called?) otherwise pretty much leave it alone. I don't even feed fish everyday - only when I remember! :))
     
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    thnx for pics looks nice , im amazed u only have 12 fish after so many years , must b eating eachother or dieng . hey i have noticed some thing , how deep is ur pond? i think they lack swimming space , i see all the surface is covered with aquatic plants is it? if u can tuck restrict the plants to one spot and leave other space open for swimming they will love it
     
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    Hi jomiles and welcome. It sounds like you found the secret for successful ponding. Do as little as possible and somehow the fish figure it out!
     
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    Yes I wondered about the plants. I'll get some out, thanks
     
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    I cut back some of the plants today and you're right, the fish do love it! And I saw a frog
     

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    you can always convince someone else they need a pond and you will give them fish .Welcome from me a fellow ponder who only remembers to feed the fish when I have time .
     
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    Hi, thank you!
     
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    @JoMiles Hello and welcome! I love the covers that you guys can get for your ponds over there!
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    Thank you! Our cover is a bit old and rusty now and probably needs replacing but with 2 cats, a six year old son and the odd heron flying over we definitely need it!
     
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    Welcome from a fellow UK resident. I see the slugs & snails enjoy your hostas as much as mine!
     
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    Hi, yes they do!! We have a hedgehog come to our garden so I don't like using the pellets. Nothing else really does the trick though does it?!
     
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    I will share our slug and snail remedy that we use on our hostas. When the plants are first emerging in the spring, I mix 1 quart of ammonia into 1 gallon of water and pour that all around the area directly surrounding the plants. I used to do that once per week when we had a bad slug problem. Once the leaves emerge, I use a 10% ammonia and water solution in a spray bottle and spray the leaves heavily - until they are dripping - as well as the ground around the plants. When the slugs were really bad, I sprayed the plants daily at dusk for about a week. Then I would just watch for signs of slugs and spray again. It only took me one season to reduce the slug population. Now we rarely see one and my hostas stay beautiful!
     
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    Hi and Welcome. Cute pond you have there.
     
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    @Lisak1 Regarding slugs..... We don't have a problem, but if we did, and if they weren't so icky, they make good turtle food:hungry:
     
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