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Old 07-06-2008, 06:57 AM
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Hi , my first question for the forum, As of now all my pond plants are in plastic baskets . I was wondering if anyone had theirs in burlap sacks ? I'm thinking they would hide better then the pots and look more natural . My pond is completly lined with rocks so everything has to be in pots .
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Old 07-06-2008, 09:11 AM
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Welcome CB! I don't have a pond anymore, but we never had ours in sacks. I do't know why it wouldn't work, though. Sounds like a good idea to me!
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Old 07-06-2008, 12:55 PM
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I , personally, would not use the burlap as it would probably break down quite rapidly.
I too have a pond that the bottom is covered with rocks. I went to the Dollar store and bought square plastic mesh baskets, that came in every color, to closely match the gray and brown colors of the rocks.......works for me just fine and will be easy to move when the time comes to divide them. The burlap will rot and the soil will disperse everywhere.
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Old 07-06-2008, 02:47 PM
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OK this is what I do. Take some black landscaping cloth and make square "pots" out of it. It does take a little bit of sewing. Then fill the "pot" with a crushed stone type soil they sell for pond plants - this not only create the necessary weight to hold the plant down but it doesn't make a dirt mess in your pond. They do sell these 'pots" at the pond stores but I think it is cheaper to make you own.
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Old 07-06-2008, 03:16 PM
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Now, that's a great idea!!!
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Old 07-06-2008, 03:22 PM
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Great !


I have that fabric out in my shed, guess I'll go get sewing lol thanks
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