The “pond” that the shelf sits over is just a holding tank that my actual pond filters flush into - so it is filled with fish waste water that helps fertilize the trees. There are a few goldfish culls living in there to control mosquitos, and they seem to do fine. I would not do this over a pond with fish that you care about!
Off topic... but could you share a picture of your koi pond?The “pond” that the shelf sits over is just a holding tank that my actual pond filters flush into - so it is filled with fish waste water that helps fertilize the trees. There are a few goldfish culls living in there to control mosquitos, and they seem to do fine. I would not do this over a pond with fish that you care about!
It’s not much to brag about - I have two small ponds (600g ea.) and they are hard to get a clear picture of. One houses 15 large beautiful goldfish and the other has 3 20”+ koi who are rapidly running out of space. They both have old school filtration with vortex settling chambers on the bottom drains. These tanks have sump pumps submerged down in the cones and on timers to flush the debris out 8 times a day (with an auto water top up) and this is the waste water that goes to the pit pond under the bonsai shelf.Off topic... but could you share a picture of your koi pond?
I was actually a bit shocked at the humble nature of the first pic you posted @Adair M . Especially for that incredible collection youve got sitting on them. I like the direction your heading with the new brick lifts for your benches though. ??
I also really think this thread has been great for motivating people to upgrade and build new setups. Well done @Gsquared
I don't know if I have them Puritan roots from my Irish family, but I always seem to put myself in situations of physical duress!? At least yesterday I had my helper for one load, he is a giant from Tonga! If Little Mac watched Moana, my helper is the human version of Maui!
Thanks. I’ve never had a nice “display” area for my trees. John Geangel used to get on my case about it! He was right, of course.
not to go off topic but what is the 3rd tree in on the bench closes to us , if you have it posted please share a link that tree looks amazing, nice benches btw
its the one now on the second smallest bench and its the first tree on that bench on the left side in the back. can you do a thread on pictures of your trees? lolThe third tree in? From the left or the right? Lol!!!
From the far left, the third tree in is a hemlock. It’s actually not my tree! I’m keeping it for my friend Curt Howard, and he wants me to wire/ style it for him. It’s sporting beautiful bright green new foliage right now on top of the mature dark green foliage. It does make for a beautiful show!
If you meant the third tree from the right, it’s a little JWP. The view of it is blocked by a branch of the second tree from the right, another JWP.
My son and I added yet another row in front. Another 3 boards, and another 40 blocks!
I think I’ve used all my “help Dad out” credits for a while!
We also installed a redneck watering system that will hopefully allow me to keep things from dying while I go to Boon’s for a week later next month.
I think I’ll celebrate with a beer!
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Yep! That’s Curt’s hemlock. It’s kind of a triple trunk. If I remember, I’ll take a decent picture of it tomorrow.its the one now on the second smallest bench and its the first tree on that bench on the left side in the back. can you do a thread on pictures of your trees? lol
Benches look great btw, i feel like the simplicity of them really adds to the beauty of the tree's they take nothing away from them but are still tasteful in the lay out and with the organic materials used
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