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Camera Corner

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 13:08

KEF those flowers are lovely! Lucky you being spoilt so on your birthday! I hope you're having a lovely time.

Verdun - the ignore button also blocks threads started by people for your info. It makes the forum look different sometimes! But lets not drag this lovely thread off topic any further...

Native Pond Plants

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 12:04

Afternoon all.

My pond (2.6 metre x 1.8 metres x 61cm at its deepest) as you well know is now installed and the pump is running happily. I was told by the lovely people who supplied the pond (pump, and my two fish who they even looked after over the winter til the pond was installed - what service!) That plants would start to be available from March onwards.

I'm trying to come up with native plant ideas that will add colour and height to the pond. Does anyone have any suggestions? We don't have much of a design style in the garden so the plants don't need to conform to any modern / classic styles!

Camera Corner

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 11:20

Ignore button Tracey. Makes life much nicer on this forum I can assure you! Some people just rub others up the wrong way whether that is their intention or not.

I've no photographs to contribute right now as mud just isn't all that beautiful when you've many tons of it but I am so very enjoying the photographs you have been putting up here of your trips and sights.


Posted: 20/02/2014 at 11:17

Take him out to the garden centre Lilly and then suggest he treat you to a meal out at a nice pub. He'll soon learn to stop moaning!

Design student looking for help!

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 11:16

Redex is still around Alan - it claims to keep your engine and carbs (or injectors) clear of nasty deposits and pollutants. I used to give my 1964 Vauxhall of a shot of it every so often but it was cheaper just to rebuild the carb if it wasn't running right. They say it works for modern cars but I imagine only if your car spends most of its time idling and doesn't have the much needed blast down the motorway that most cars need to clear the deposits themselves.

Breeding Frogs

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 09:13

I know fish in ponds tend to eat any frog spawn but if I ever get some I've read some very clever ways of netting it off to protect it!

Breeding Frogs

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 09:12

I'm hoping to see the frog I uncovered in the garden sometime soon! We've had it quite mild so fingers crossed my nearly putting a fork through him and having to build him a nest on the other side of the garden has done him no harm. The pond isn't very wildlife friendly at the moment (sorting that out in March when the plants come) but there wasn't a pond before so hopefully he'll find it!


Posted: 20/02/2014 at 09:09

Oh Dove how could you! I've the joys of water, a chunk of cheese, and a plum to sustain me until dinner late tonight!


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Posted: 20/02/2014 at 07:19

Wouldn't be so bad if they made at effort, or made the adverts funny not just dull or nonsense!

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