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  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    Awwwww look at those wee guys. They are so cute.

    I hope your're not thinking plum sauce Hosta!

    My pond is quite big Redwing. Maybe I just think so because I've never had one before but it's about forty feet by thirtyish and four and a half feet deep somewhere! It was very badly overgrown and this Summer I threw my tiny niece in and she cleared some of the surface weeds away leaving clear spaces so now it looks like water!! I can see beautiful reflections and everything now!

    Next year or maybe this Winter I'm going to make a floating jetty because access to the middle is so restricted. I'm hoping to sail about Pugwash stylee!!!

     

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 29,481

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    waiting for breakfast 

    Devon.
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    Tell me it won't be stuffingimage

    Your place looks great. Nice to see a bit of the wet stuff. Dove says the ducks poop everywhere. Don't you mind?

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 29,481

    This was the first summer we were here, so 3 years ago. Those hostas behind hadn't even been planted into the ground after coming from last house.

    The following year I stopped feeding them at the pond in the background as they'd become very fond of nestling down on emerging plants, so now they stay down at the lake.

    Devon.
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    Lake??? image I thought I was bad with giant pond!image

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 29,481

    well, it's 0.8acre . Is that a small lake,or a very large pond?

    Please say it's a lakeimage

    Resident snipe, coots and mallards with lots of other visitors.

    Devon.
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 18,919

    That's a small lake, definitely Hosta, and as you know, when I get my tent I am going to camp down there.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Snow MaidenSnow Maiden South Coast UKPosts: 862

    Gosh Hosta your garden ( estate!) sounds really fab......can I come camping too! Have you any pics of your lake?

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 29,481

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     you can see it in the background of this one. The fence on the other side of the drive has now gone so a nicer view

    Devon.
  • Snow MaidenSnow Maiden South Coast UKPosts: 862

    Thanks Hosta, truely beautiful.

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