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Old Monday 28th July 2008, 17:14
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water lilies

mine are full of leaf, looking pretty healthy but no flowers or buds that i can see

anyone got theirs flowering yet?


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Old Monday 28th July 2008, 17:48
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yes Anna, we have 3 ponds, and there have been lillies in flower in all of them, the pond on the patio has had blooms for at least a couple of weeks, the little pond has a small pale yellow one just started to flower. and the big pond in the field has several of different coloursbeen in bloom again for at least a couple of weeks.
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Old Monday 28th July 2008, 18:00
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oh dear

will have a closer look at them



thanks peony


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Old Monday 28th July 2008, 18:14
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I built a small pond this year when I refurbished the garden. So far Iíve got a Ďpetí frog, Iíve now seen narrow winged damsel flies on the pond Ė and Iíve even got one water lily flower (so far).







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Old Monday 28th July 2008, 19:29
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Oh yes, our water lilies have been flowering for about 3 weeks now.
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Old Monday 28th July 2008, 19:35
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thanks 21 six and kits

am off for a rummage about to see if i can find any buds


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Old Monday 28th July 2008, 19:41
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can only find one bud, but it looks pretty healthy

fingers crossed


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Old Monday 28th July 2008, 19:42
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Ducky isn't eating them is he? We have one plant in our pond that just refuses to grow...will have to check the variety (duh) - but need to get some lilly pads in there.....I would imagine that enough to cover a good percentage of the surface with the leaves would cost a pretty penny though - most of the garden centres around here a small plant is around £25.00!
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Old Monday 28th July 2008, 20:01
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the duck has been in the pond but not for long as i am trying to keep him out of it


as you say waterlily plants are sooo expensive

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Old Monday 28th July 2008, 20:57
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We bought two new Waterlily plants this year, small varieties, one is Nymphaea pygmaea Rubra, that one is fine, lots of leaves, no blooms though. The other is Nymphaea pygmaea Helvola, the leaves on that are being eaten by something. They were £16 each,. Gulp!!
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