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Latest posts by Clarington

what pond plants are these

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 15:40

Weed - Mares tail?

what pond plants are these

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 15:39

Could the "fried egg" flower be Water Crowfoot ? The oxygenating weed is on the tip of my tongue but I can't remember its name!

small still water pond

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 15:35

Perhaps someone would tell me otherwise but what about planting plants that are meant to put mozzies off from coming near? The likes of citronella or lemon grass? Would that work at all or do they only become effective if you crush the leaves?

tallish pond plant

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 15:19

What about TYPHA MINIMA (Miniature Bullrush) ?


Posted: 20/05/2014 at 14:43

That's fantastic news!! Here's hoping they do really well this year.


Posted: 20/05/2014 at 12:20

I've been (working very hard all morning) having a big think (about how to improve the current working systems of a floating end heat exchanger) and realised (you can't, they're awesome) that the chicken hutch proposed area currently has 120 plus snow drop bulbs all sat in a position known as "not optimal with sustaining their lives".

Oh poot!!

I think trying to dig them out now would be near impossible (I went for the natural look obtained by throwing the bulbs up in the air and planting them where they landed) so do I try and create a fence within the run of where I know they are roughly come December to save them from little curious beaks as they start to come up and transplant them as soon as I can or do I give them up as a lost cause and start again next year :/

Nothing is ever simple!


Child proofing garden

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 12:06

Unfortunately we don't have the ability to load directly from phones at the moment but normally there is a picture of a tree above the box you type in (to the right of the smiley face) that lets you upload photographs.

As for the slabs would the cheapest cure not be to just lift and relay them in a sand / cement mix so that they are level and less of a trip hazard? Or are you wanting to get rid of the slabs all together in which case what about grass? You can get hard wearing grasses (important around children) and even fake grass if its only a small area you don't want to have to mow.

If you're fancying something a little different to just the normal lawn you can find some herbs (I think creeping thyme and chamomile are just two of the choices you can go for) that grow and cover the area very well without needing to be cut with a mower and stand up to foot traffic - even releasing their fragrances as you walk over them as an extra perk.


Posted: 20/05/2014 at 11:07

Its meant to be raining here and I do wish it would get on with it while I'm at work!

Wildlife pond - Algae and Newts

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 11:00

I don't think a pump would do anything to improve matters in terms of blanket weed but you can put barley straw in bundles (or get an extract solution) which does a fantastic job of clearing it (I use the extract).

Soap solution for greenfly

Posted: 20/05/2014 at 10:56

I've been using washing up (Fairy) liquid on the infestation on my bronze fennel (purely decorative plant) and washing it off later (taking care not to get too much of the soapy run off on the soil). Could this be damaging the plant? Its certainly not putting much of a dent in the little green things! I've been using it in a spray bottle to try and get better coverage

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Iris Pseudacorus

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loved gardening quotes

what are your favourites?  
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How is everyone else getting on? 
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