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Old 07-08-2006, 08:48 AM posted to alt.garden.pond.chat
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Good morning,

Sorry if these questions have been asked before, Ive had a look through
group this morning but thought I would just go ahead and ask a few
questions anyhow. I bought (maybe a little to hastily) a barrel pond
yesterday very similiar to the one he

http:http://www.taylorsgardenbuildings.co...116&MMCF_Eshop

Im unsure as to whether or not to use a liner or just fill it up, the
later may take a bit longer as the wood is a quite dry so Im guessing
if I keep topping it up it will naturally plug the gaps. Is one more
preferable over the other if I want to add a few fish and are there any
particular plants I should be looking to add?

Im sure these questions have been asked many times before so sorry If I
am askign them again, I should have probably looked into things before
going out and buying one.

Any help will be grealty appreciated.

Jason


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Old 08-08-2006, 08:30 PM posted to alt.garden.pond.chat
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It's probably best to line - I would. It's apparently not good practice to
have fish and wood in the same pond (however small), same goes for metals.

Make sure if there are fish in there that it is over eighteen inches deep
and tyhat there ios some form of oxygenation - canadian pond weed or a
minature fountain/waterfall.

Nick
www.pennix.co.uk

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Good morning,

Sorry if these questions have been asked before, Ive had a look through
group this morning but thought I would just go ahead and ask a few
questions anyhow. I bought (maybe a little to hastily) a barrel pond
yesterday very similiar to the one he


http:http://www.taylorsgardenbuildings.co...hp?productid=1
9116&MMCF_Eshop

Im unsure as to whether or not to use a liner or just fill it up, the
later may take a bit longer as the wood is a quite dry so Im guessing
if I keep topping it up it will naturally plug the gaps. Is one more
preferable over the other if I want to add a few fish and are there any
particular plants I should be looking to add?

Im sure these questions have been asked many times before so sorry If I
am askign them again, I should have probably looked into things before
going out and buying one.

Any help will be grealty appreciated.

Jason



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Old 13-08-2006, 09:37 AM posted to alt.garden.pond.chat
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Default New to gardening/ponds and a little confused.

Many thanks for the reply Nick. I picked up a liner and have looked at
a few sites regarding fitting it but what I'm not sure is, how do I
secure it in place or do I just put the liner in and fill it up? if I
sound like a complete amature, it's because I am

Jason

Nick Byford wrote:
It's probably best to line - I would. It's apparently not good practice to
have fish and wood in the same pond (however small), same goes for metals.

Make sure if there are fish in there that it is over eighteen inches deep
and tyhat there ios some form of oxygenation - canadian pond weed or a
minature fountain/waterfall.

Nick
www.pennix.co.uk


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Old 13-08-2006, 01:33 PM posted to alt.garden.pond.chat
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Ususally, the pressure of the water will hold the liner in place.

Firstly check inside the hole/vessel to ensure there are no spiky bits that
are likely to be able to poke through the liner. If in doubt, remove, don't
be complacent or lazy, or you'll have to replace the liner (boring, time
consuming and expensive).

Once you are happy with the inside of your hole/vessel being smooth and
poky-bit free, insert the liner.

Depending upon the hole or vessel you are putting it into, the water will
hold up the liner. If you put the liner into the vessel, then add the water,
once you have the water level to the height you want, then you can trim the
liner to just above that (literally just)

Hope this answers the question. I can't do it for you, or if I did, it would
cost an arm and a leg.

Nick
www.pennix.co.uk


"JasonDM" wrote in message
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Many thanks for the reply Nick. I picked up a liner and have looked at
a few sites regarding fitting it but what I'm not sure is, how do I
secure it in place or do I just put the liner in and fill it up? if I
sound like a complete amature, it's because I am

Jason

Nick Byford wrote:
It's probably best to line - I would. It's apparently not good practice

to
have fish and wood in the same pond (however small), same goes for

metals.

Make sure if there are fish in there that it is over eighteen inches

deep
and tyhat there ios some form of oxygenation - canadian pond weed or a
minature fountain/waterfall.

Nick
www.pennix.co.uk




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Many thanks for all your help Nick it is much appreciated. I have
prepared for the liner and smoothed it all already, now when it stops
raining I'll get out and finish off the job. I would'nt be able to
offer an arm or a leg anyhows I've already had to use those to pay for
returfing the lawn and putting the patio down

Many thanks

Jason

Nick Byford wrote:
Ususally, the pressure of the water will hold the liner in place.

Firstly check inside the hole/vessel to ensure there are no spiky bits that
are likely to be able to poke through the liner. If in doubt, remove, don't
be complacent or lazy, or you'll have to replace the liner (boring, time
consuming and expensive).

Once you are happy with the inside of your hole/vessel being smooth and
poky-bit free, insert the liner.

Depending upon the hole or vessel you are putting it into, the water will
hold up the liner. If you put the liner into the vessel, then add the water,
once you have the water level to the height you want, then you can trim the
liner to just above that (literally just)

Hope this answers the question. I can't do it for you, or if I did, it would
cost an arm and a leg.

Nick
www.pennix.co.uk


"JasonDM" wrote in message
ups.com...
Many thanks for the reply Nick. I picked up a liner and have looked at
a few sites regarding fitting it but what I'm not sure is, how do I
secure it in place or do I just put the liner in and fill it up? if I
sound like a complete amature, it's because I am

Jason

Nick Byford wrote:
It's probably best to line - I would. It's apparently not good practice

to
have fish and wood in the same pond (however small), same goes for

metals.

Make sure if there are fish in there that it is over eighteen inches

deep
and tyhat there ios some form of oxygenation - canadian pond weed or a
minature fountain/waterfall.

Nick
www.pennix.co.uk





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Pretty armless then?

Sorry!

Nick
www.pennix.co.uk

"JasonDM" wrote in message
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Many thanks for all your help Nick it is much appreciated. I have
prepared for the liner and smoothed it all already, now when it stops
raining I'll get out and finish off the job. I would'nt be able to
offer an arm or a leg anyhows I've already had to use those to pay for
returfing the lawn and putting the patio down

Many thanks

Jason

Nick Byford wrote:
Ususally, the pressure of the water will hold the liner in place.

Firstly check inside the hole/vessel to ensure there are no spiky bits

that
are likely to be able to poke through the liner. If in doubt, remove,

don't
be complacent or lazy, or you'll have to replace the liner (boring, time
consuming and expensive).

Once you are happy with the inside of your hole/vessel being smooth and
poky-bit free, insert the liner.

Depending upon the hole or vessel you are putting it into, the water

will
hold up the liner. If you put the liner into the vessel, then add the

water,
once you have the water level to the height you want, then you can trim

the
liner to just above that (literally just)

Hope this answers the question. I can't do it for you, or if I did, it

would
cost an arm and a leg.

Nick
www.pennix.co.uk


"JasonDM" wrote in message
ups.com...
Many thanks for the reply Nick. I picked up a liner and have looked at
a few sites regarding fitting it but what I'm not sure is, how do I
secure it in place or do I just put the liner in and fill it up? if I
sound like a complete amature, it's because I am

Jason

Nick Byford wrote:
It's probably best to line - I would. It's apparently not good

practice
to
have fish and wood in the same pond (however small), same goes for

metals.

Make sure if there are fish in there that it is over eighteen inches

deep
and tyhat there ios some form of oxygenation - canadian pond weed or

a
minature fountain/waterfall.

Nick
www.pennix.co.uk






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