Noting those issues Jimmy.The water feature is in and working, though some finishing touches are needed. The important thing for me is lessons learnt:
- I didn't fully appreciate water dynamics, and tried to imitate nature to much, the water course bed was to deep, and unless you have a really powerful flow from your pump water movement is quite slow, so shallower and a reasonable gradient to provide flow.
- I cut the excess liner at what I considered the right distance from the water level, the water wicks up the liner and leaks out, so the liner edge is not distance but height from the water's edge.
- Positive point, I did find reviewing YouTube videos landscaping expanding polyurethane foam that is good for ponds, and safe for fish (not that I have fish) and it seems to work.
Jon, very nice. I have kept my Bonsai in the shade for years now. Almost 30 years ago I worked at Marham and use to travel home to Stafford there was a nice little Bonsai place near Wisbech, on the A47, they had a super display, and all the accessories you could ask forNice set of trees Jimmy, I keep getting seeds from a tree at the bottom of the Garden In the School playing field. They seed anywhere,
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I have used a couple in my modest Bonsai collection but Taking your inspiration I must get some more native seedlings. Plenty to be found on my daily walk with Barney. Plus a few spaces where Conifers have given up the ghost. I learnt about the pot planting concept some time back in Garden Railways mag and it was succesful for a time, but I am poor ar remembering to water! Lost a lot of Bonsai to that and also my protracted trips to Somerset, now I put the Bonsai in a tray in a shaded area and fill with water before I go away, not lost any since I started doing that.
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Yes been to that joint a couple of times, well overdue a visit as I am need of a few trays to match pots, original trays sadly got broken. I moved most of my Bonzai to this shelving a month or two back and it is mostly shaded except first thing for an hour or so. Only real place as everywhere else suitable has train boards! But it does miss the fierce midday sun.Jon, very nice. I have kept my Bonsai in the shade for years now. Almost 30 years ago I worked at Marham and use to travel home to Stafford there was a nice little Bonsai place near Wisbech, on the A47, they had a super display, and all the accessories you could ask for