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DeborahBanks

Trying to transform a new bare garden in windy, coastal Cumbria.

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2021
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DeborahBanks

As an experiment I haven't fertilised it this year, I'm curious if it makes any difference or if the fish do it for me.

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juliesgarden

The fish will Deborah , never fertilised mine in 25 yrs of pond keeping 👍🏻

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DeborahBanks

Ah good @juliesgarden thank you, I've bought sticks for 2 years but then thought it probably doesn't need any.

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juliesgarden

Best fertiliser there is for pond and the garden , before we moved i used all my filter water on the garden too 👍🏻…miss the pond , maybe have a much smaller one here eventually 🐟

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porto

I've never fertilised my water lily the fish guano does the job for me 💩🐟💩🐟💩😏👌 @DeborahBanks

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DeborahBanks

This is good news, money and a job saved. It dawned on me if I was using pond water in the garden it must be doing the same job in the pond 😁 @porto @juliesgarden

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italydiva

So pretty 😀

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DeborahBanks

Its a lovely sunny 🌞 day here today so my water lily has opened again.

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pelly

It's beautiful Deborah 😍😍😍

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DeborahBanks

Thanks Jane, i originally didn't want white, but I think its quite elegant @pelly

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DeborahBanks

Should have took this yesterday when it was sunny 🌞 and it was fully open.. whilst looking into the pond yesterday I noticed a tiny baby fish, and then another and then another, and then another, and then another. I think my fish need a family planning discussion 🤔

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Mary200631

Lol! What a beautiful site it must have been though x

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DeborahBanks

Yes Mary, I knew I should've taken a picture at the time @Mary200631

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Mary200631

Never mind, I’m sure you will next time 😊

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DeborahBanks

#abouttoburst

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DeborahBanks

My first ever water lily bud finally opened. 😊

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼well done Deborah

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DeborahBanks

Aww thanks Elaine @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom I think the garden centre we bought it from did the hard work lol

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Cazx

Amazing 😉 mine not flowered this year

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DeborahBanks

It's just luck @Cazx

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

I tried one in my patio pond but it failed ☹️

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Cazx

Think mine ran out this year lol @DeborahBanks

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jyotu

👍

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