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Was going to dig our pond out today

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 19:49

I have a small pond about 1 metre by 1.5m, 45cm deep (couldn't go deeper hit rock!)

I wanted blue iris sibirica but couldn't find any, so I bought yellow flag irises. That was over 10 years ago. I'm afraid I rather let the pond go, especially as a friend's lab put a claw through the expensive liner. Now the yellow flags are going rampant and even trying to come up in the lawn!

i been given this advice but '.................

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 19:36

I thought garlic was toxic, now it's confirmed. I would be very worried about raw chicken bones, could pierce the gut. But I have heard that cottage cheese is OK.

I have always fed my dog with good quality dog food, the sort that actually smells quite nice. As Steve says, I thought it would be well researched. But my old Border Collie has liver cancer, secondaries from the spleen and wouldn't eat it any more. He's been eating poached chicken, rice, French beans, carrots, pure beef mince and white fish. That's what the vet told me to tempt him with. He seems to be feeling better, been on cortisone, and ate tinned dog food for the first time for over two weeks today.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 19:27

Gosh, RB, that was a long post!

Hope the antibiotics sort things out, Matty.

I won't be shooting any deer, no matter how destructive they are, I couldn't shoot an animal.

Lovely garden BM. Looking forward to the summer photos!

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 14:28

B....y deer have broken the fence at the end of the garden and eaten the blue and yellow pansies around the sundial and the Erysimum Jenny Brook x 3 that I grew from cuttings  Hoofprints everywhere. They've also eaten pansies on the lower level that isn't fenced. Moles have made tunnels in the flower beds and Alexa the cat has been digging in all the places I'd forked over and planted in the autumn, leaving poos All this seems to have happened in 2 days, since I last walked round looking at snowdrops. Fed up.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 09:57

I sow Aquadulce broad beans in March, Fidget, so it's certainly not too late. I've stopped sowing them in autumn as they kept dying in the winter, or the deer got them (before OH put the high fence up). In fact, I think I'm going to sow some in pots in the GH today, while the weather is nice, and get an early start.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 09:23

Morning all. Was +3° and not foggy this morning - 6° warmer than yesterday.

Sad about your cat Stacey. My dog has cancer, but he's started eating again. Don't know what will happen when he's off cortisone though.

More pruning today. The cutting is OK, it's the clearing up that is a chore.

Which Clematis for which wall?

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 09:17

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/67554.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 

This is my clematis John Paul ii growing on a north wall in August. It's first year and by the end of the year it was quite big. Had flowers on and off all the time since the first flowering.

 

It's my birthday

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 08:52

http://rlv.zcache.com/iris_vase_happy_birthday_greeting_card-rd8c0fc2a65ad486f9ec7cd69ce407696_xvuak_8byvr_512.jpg

 

Happy birthday Pauline and Fidget's Mum

 

Bee Pitstop

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 18:43

The round flowers you mention are alliums. Bees love lavender and perennial salvias. I have a blue salvia that is covered in bees in the summer. They also like daisy shaped flowers with open middles.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 16/02/2015 at 10:59

Good morning all. Thick fog -3°. Hope it brightens up this afternoon, things to do outside.

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