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BoyPete wrote:
Well done Ron and the mods. May the group flourish.


Welcome to the group and thanks for your support in it's creation....

Over the last couple of weekends, I've been constructing a pergola over my
pond, to protect it from direct sunlight......... I 'feel' a hot summer
coming on!


I've heard that we are in for a scorcher over here as well.....hopefully
we won't get the water restrictions again after all the rain this winter...

The main frame is made of two and half inch round posts,
unfinished, intended as tree stakes. This weekend should see the top
starting to go on. Hopefully, willow screening, supported on canes. I'll
post some pics on my webspace later, but waiting for a new camera atm.
RPM.....way to go


Sounds really nice - can't wait to see the pics. My pond should be
starting soon but now have a slight delay in that the money has come
through for my new reef tank (and I have to jump at that one as soon as
poss - sussing out tanks tomorrow)......however I'm sure that I can run
both projects together especially as I am so far ahead with the garden
spring clear up because of the mild weather the past couple of
weeks....I keep going outside and looking at the site for the new pond
and just imagine how great it will be to sit beside it on a hot summer's
evening....

Gill


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~ jan wrote:



Just how hot is a "scorcher" in your area Gill?


Verizon is now carrying RPM, whoopee! ~ jan
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Not a patch on a scorcher your side of the pond - usually temps in the
80-90 range (although in recent years some places have hit 100F). It is
usually very humid as well in the Thames Valley so hot and sticky....

Gill

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BoyPete wrote:

Pics here. Caning the top is now completed.
http://www.blackberrymoon.co.uk/pergola/pergola


Looks nice :-) Are you going to plant some climbers over the top?

Gill

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~ jan wrote:
On Sat, 17 Mar 2007 11:08:46 CST, "BoyPete"
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Pics here. Caning the top is now completed.
http://www.blackberrymoon.co.uk/pergola/pergola


That looks great, "BP"! I love the rock work around the pond. Looks
like you're having (or had?) a gorgeous day. We've got one too. I'll
be out in the yard soon for the day..... After reading all these
lovely posts all about ponds! Yea! *Thanks, Ron*) ~ jan


Have you not seen my pond pics before?
All taken last year during and after construction.........
http://www.blackberrymoon.co.uk/pond3/index.html
http://www.blackberrymoon.co.uk/pond2/index.html
http://www.blackberrymoon.co.uk/pond/index.html

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Reel McKoi wrote:
Nice! It looks like it gets a lot of shade now. How many gallons is
it and will the plants you have tolerate more shade?


Pics were taken as the sun was going behind the house, hence the shadow.
Was bright all day, but a chilly wind.
Pond is about 650 gals. As for the plants and shade...........I'll let you
know in 6 months time! I still have a lot of blanket weed to clear, then
go plant shopping to replace that didn't survive the winter.
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Don't toss those plants you think are dead yet! Some pots may look empty
but with a continued warm spell you may suddenly see sprouts coming up!
Just set them aside in a pan of water and give them a chance to grow. That
is unless you know they're tropicals and didn't stand a chance of surviving
your winter.
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~Roy~ wrote:
uh huh...sounds typical of a wisteria. it can literally destroy
objects, so plant them wisely in regards to what it has access to.....

I believe I have the right vine. It makes a long seed pod similar to a
snap bean which may have fuzz on it right?


Yep, that's the one......I do find it strange that you are both
reporting it's destructive nature - now ivy is a different matter. In
the UK a number of buildings actually have it growing up them - there is
a house across the road from me that has a very large, mature wisteria
growing all over the front of the house - it has been there for a least
20 years (probably by the size of it a lot longer) and there is no
visible signs of damage to their house (I just looked out the window to
check) - but of course, I guess, climate and construction differences
may account for this - most houses here are brick and mortar with slate
roofs....

Gill

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On Mon, 19 Mar 2007 09:09:28 CST, Gill Passman wrote:

Yep, that's the one......I do find it strange that you are both
reporting it's destructive nature - now ivy is a different matter.


Yes, ivy is a vine, where wisteria is more shrub/tree like in that the
stems get thicker as it grows, thus if it grows into a crack, it will widen
that crack over time. Amazing the strength of plant growth. ~ jan
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