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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 15:39

Gosh Pam, that pond looks enormous!

My pond is quite small by comparison, 1m20 x 2m20 x 50cms deep. It's got a bit overgrown. Don't like cleaning it because it's full of slimy, creepy creatures! Toads like it. Did have a waterfall but the pump keeps clogging up. My son did it before he went to University, now he's 30.

New garden....help!

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 23:31

Once you start weeding and clearing you will get bare patches of earth which you can sow with hardy annuals. You can gradually build up your collection of plants by cuttings etc as Perki says, but in the meantime sow annuals and you will have some colour for the first year that isn't too expensive. You can learn about your garden and plan for it during this year.

exotic looking plant ideas please

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 23:26

Fatsia Japonica   http://www.rhs.org.uk/Gardens/Wisley/About-Wisley/Plant-of-the-month/November/Fatsia-japonica

Hostas are hardy and can look exotic, they like shade, but watch out for slugs.

Cannas for sun, but will have to be dug up and put in the garage for winter.

Bamboo, ask for ones that don't spread too much.

There are some good websites to look at.

http://www.tropicalbritain.co.uk/       http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/

http://gardenofeaden.blogspot.fr/2009/09/hardy-exotic-plants-for-that-tropical.html

Can anyone identify these worms?

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 23:19

Glad I helped daydaisy.

Early pruning advised?

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 23:12

I'm leaving mine for a bit, as Chicky says.

Cold frames

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 23:10

My OH is about (I hope) to replace my coldframe lids. He'll be using polycarbonate. Lighter and more insulating than glass.

I used a membrane covered with sand - it was what I had.

Camera Corner

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 19:34

They are phlox drumondii, I think, David.

I remember Busy-Lizzies! I still grow them every year from plug plants. Had a few ill ones about three years ago, but all OK since. Perhaps France didn't suffer so much.

A Very particular rose

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 18:21

This is what I came up with after searching Peter Beales site.

http://www.classicroses.co.uk/products/roses/goldfinch/

I don't think any rose is really evergreen. You don't give a colour.

Are There Any Admin on This Site?

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 17:57

I've met you before here Lisa and there are still people here who were there when you last came. The odd one has changed her name though, like Matty 2.

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