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Runner Ducks

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 11:02

Lulu I'm thinking of getting runner ducks too.  I was thinking of just getting females - anyone know if that cause any problems? 

 Not sure what the best housing would be?

Also - we do have partridgoes all over the place - any idea if thats an issue? I don't want to fall out with the gamekeeper. 


Where have all my fishes gone?

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 23:31

If you have taddys there must be frogs, and frogs kill fish during their mating season, so thats possible.

id vote for a heron too though.

Native plants

Posted: 09/05/2015 at 23:26

I have been in a similar situation, but found that all the council are after at the planning stage is a plan.  The plan gets passed, they then never never check its implemented, and you then find its unenforcable anyway.  Plant what you want and dont worry. 

Dock by a pond

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 14:47

That sounds good Dove. 

Onion, there aren't any plants i need to keep, and the docks are a bit big for a 2 litre bottle, but the glyphosate product i have is definitely not for use near ponds. 

Ah ive seen some green beetles.  Clearly they need to pull their socks up and get the job done.

Jack by the hedge. In fact lots of jack by the hedge!

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 14:39

Smaller ones are easy to pull, but not when they get quite big. 

Dock by a pond

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 10:45

I really hate dock, and its taken hold by my pond with lots of large ones.  I would spray them anywhere else,  but dont know how to tackle them near the pond. I dont think digging out is an option, so im a bit stuck.  Any ideas? 

Jack by the hedge. In fact lots of jack by the hedge!

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 10:39

 After cutting can this go on the compost or no? It was nearly in flower when cut, so no  seeds yet. 

Magnolia and red acer - Cumbria lake district

Posted: 02/05/2015 at 18:07

Hope these will do...

 Sorry, always seem to get them upside down(its an ipad thing)

Magnolia and red acer - Cumbria lake district

Posted: 01/05/2015 at 18:29

Im currently in Ambleside and am bowled over by large numbers of huge magnoila trees in bloom - looking fabulous, all the white stand up tulip type, pinker at the base.

also very common here is a red acer, in full glory now.  I have seen these 2 together in combination now and i want the same thing. Im astonished they do fine is what must be a cold and windy lakeside setting, so i am hopeful if i get the right types they will do well in my cold and windy garden! 

so....anyone like to guess what varieties these might be so i can have a go at home? Or what are the strongest types of these two and the most likely to be OK in a windy spot?  I had previously thought acers were out, but i am encouraged to try now.

Nepeta variegated

Posted: 25/04/2015 at 11:40

I have a lots of bare soil and appreciate every bit of ground cover i can get.  It has done very well in pretty poor soil, so im happy.  

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