Low maintenance gardening......yeah, right!

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Noddy created the topic: Low maintenance gardening......yeah, right!

As some of you may remember, i created a waterfall and creek in my back garden.
It was meant to be low maintenance, for it is made of mostly rocks.
And it worked out fine and was pretty low maintenance...until the fence started to cave in.
This is what i had for starters:





The fence eventually was bending over about 1,5 feet into my neighbours garden.:ohmy:
I didn't make a proper fence, with decent strongholds, to keep the massive load of rocks and earth in my own garden, but just buildt a trespa fence in front of the allready rotten fence, that was in our garden when we arrived at this home...:blush:
Stupid idea!!!:pinch:
So I needed to build a new fence,and to do so i had to take the waterfall apart ,only to be able to reach the places, where i was to put the new fence...

So much for the low maintenance part, but finally i could place a new fence, with 3,5" hard wooden poles, to keep the same caving in from happening again.
Here's the new fence me and my wife build:



And this is what the creek looks like now:







I made some changes so i have several small "ponds" that will hold water even when the power of the pumps is turned off.
And the outlet is changed into a watercurtain, which i like pretty much.
The side waterfall is changed into a fountain for now;



And yesterday we celebrated by burning the old fence in our fire basket and baking our own "bread on a stick".


Now i still have to replant and fill in the blank spots with rocks, but the hard work is done for now.
And I'm sure this fence will last longer then the old one, so from now on the garden is low maintenance again.:woohoo: :woohoo:
just thought i'd share.
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askhammatt replied the topic: Re: Low maintenance gardening......yeah, right!

looks mint now noddy...

hope this one works out better 4 u with a more sturdy fence!

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gd work bro
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Capt Dave replied the topic: Re: Low maintenance gardening......yeah, right!

Cool Noddy. Put some fish in that little pool you got now!!

I have no idea why the water bill is so high
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RoxyTheDog replied the topic: Re: Low maintenance gardening......yeah, right!

Wow big job Noddy but looks great!
We used to have a pond out the back with loads of rocks around it but it always had snakes in it so it had to go.

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Noddy replied the topic: Re: Low maintenance gardening......yeah, right!

Capt Dave wrote: Cool Noddy. Put some fish in that little pool you got now!!

Well, the little guy didn't pay attention to the pond, while watching the fire, and dove into the pond backwards, and head first yesterday...:ohmy: :ohmy: :ohmy:
My wife and i were both standing besides him, and pulled him out by his legs the second he fell in.
so now i'm waiting for a friend of mine, to drop off the same metal lid i have on the other pond, to keep that from happening again.
My son scared us whitless and made it clear that even the smallest pond can be a drowning hazzard.:(
Mind you, the ponds were both sealed off all the time with the previous design.
So no fish, i guess...
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PAUL replied the topic: Re: Low maintenance gardening......yeah, right!

hey Noddy, drowning in a small pond, bucket, or basin is very common...and it was one
of my study when i join the safety organization.... for kids, toddlers, and with
disability, those small source of water pose more danger that a bigger one...
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Noddy replied the topic: Re: Low maintenance gardening......yeah, right!

I found that out and immediately drained the water until i can make the pond completely child-safe.
The basin is gonna be filled with rocks, so there will be no possibility for the kids to get underwater, not even by accident.
We thank God that we were beside our son when this incident happened, for this could have changed our lives in the worst possible way...
Danger can be in the smallest places.

But now we appreciate our happiness even more than before, and today the kids have been playing in the safe creek part of the garden as if nothing had happened...:) :) :)
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yaserloz replied the topic: Re: Low maintenance gardening......yeah, right!

i wish i had one i wish
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Noddy replied the topic: Re: Low maintenance gardening......yeah, right!

Do you have a garden yet, yasser?
If so, start collecting rocks that you like first.;)
I had a mini waterfall ornament on my appartment building's balcony, which was the prequel to this one.
In time my friend, dreams become plans, and plans can be worked out!:)
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yaserloz replied the topic: Re: Low maintenance gardening......yeah, right!

i dont have garden but we planning to buy new house due our family expanding so i expect
big garden and i wanted fish pond with waterfall but my concern is temp we reach 40C in summer and 15C in winter

is that good if i want to keep oscar
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