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Small sink pond

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 20:45
Thanks but a really hard frost would freeze it all the way through, would it crack the sink, it's one of those old, white ones?

pets and why they are called what they are called

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 20:43
I had a two Rottweilers called Kiefer (Sutherland) and Nathan ( just liked the name) and a ginger and white cat called Leroy!!! And my friend had an Irish Wolfhound called Mouse, just because he was grey. Pet names should be given as much thought as children's names I think.

Small sink pond

Posted: 02/11/2012 at 20:36
Hi all, I have been managing a small sink pond in my garden all summer and although it has no fish in it it does have some water plants like water lilies etc, if we get a harsh frost the whole pond will freeze up, will this kill all the plants? Should I empty the pond and take the plants out and put them in the shed? Please help as the plants were quite expensive so I don't want to have to replace them all again next spring.

Bug house

Posted: 12/07/2012 at 17:23
Thanks Dove, I'm trying to encourage all kinds of things except cats!!!

Bug house

Posted: 11/07/2012 at 06:48
Hi, I have noticed that some of the holes in my bug house seem to have what looks like leaves blocking some of the holes, I regularly see bees in the holes but I'm not sure if it's the weather that has blown wet leaves onto the holes and they have stuck there or if it's a deliberate insect related cover, does anyone have any ideas?

Coverage of Hampton Court Flower Show

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 20:07
I am going to Hampton court flower show tomorrow, really looking forward to it although I think I will get rained on at somepoint!!!!

Pond Plants

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 20:04
I planted a mini bull rush in my tiny sink pond but it's just laying there doing nothing, do they only grow at certain times? I planted a water lily too and that is growing okay.

Bug House

Posted: 06/07/2012 at 20:01
Mine is about 2ft off the ground, south facing and I'm pleased to report that I saw two bees using it when I was in my garden earlier. Woo hoo


Posted: 27/06/2012 at 17:44
Thanks, I'm very tempted by cloesgran's water jetting scarer but don't want long pipes draped all over the garden so I will do a bit of googling and see what comes up


Posted: 27/06/2012 at 17:39
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Bug house

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