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Old Thursday 29th July 2010, 19:08
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Filling in the Pond

Well, after cleaning up the pond once again following an overnight racoon "pool party", I am thinking about filling in the pond and instead having a "pond-less" water feature. Does anyone else have a water fall or other water feature that does'nt have a pond to maintain?
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Old Thursday 29th July 2010, 23:34
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There are lots on the market, Susan.
I like some of these...
Inch by inch, row by row, gonna make this garden grow.
All it takes is a rake and a hoe and a piece of fertile ground
Inch by inch, row by row, Someone bless the seeds I sow.
Someone warm them from below, 'til the rain comes tumbling down.
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Old Friday 30th July 2010, 09:34
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No, we have two ponds interconnected by a stream! A friend has a half barrel of water as a mini pond, and that contains plants and looks really pretty. Another friend has a obelisk which is about a metre high, made of Irish granite (she is Irish), and that trickles water down the sides which goes into a reservoir and gets pumped back up again. I am not so keen on that, but she likes it!

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Never had the raccoons this year Susan tho there are plenty about. Go after the frogs I guess.
You would need some sort of reservoir with sufficient capacity that won't run dry when pumping up the fall.
Maybe try a 44 gallon oil drum dug into the base of the fall with only an opening in the top.
See there are a type of rain barrel advertised at "Lee Valley" that may do.
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