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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


Posted: 26/06/2012 at 18:21
Hi my alliums have finished flowering I think, do you cut them down or leave them standing, mine are in a tub?

Help me plant these plant pots

Posted: 26/06/2012 at 18:20
I have Hebes in mine and when they flower they look gorgeous but they can get a bit rampant.
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