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Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 18:58

The pond in all its green glory.

Where I'm stood is patio and there is a small gap between the patio and the pond. Just behind it is the pear tree.

Around the other three sides I will be building the edge up so the pond will be level with it's surroundings. 

I'm thinking of pebbles in one corner leading into the pond to help animals (we have many many frogs) gain access despite the fluctuating water levels and create a shallow area.

The trouble is if I do choose to have plants...  what plants to have? 

Oh the brain ache!

Memorial garden

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 17:35

Silvester: what a wonderful thing to do, I'm just so sorry that you were put in the situation that needed it.

This forum is run and moderated by Gardeners World staff members but chances are not the journalist type editor teams you would want to speak too. Mainly on here there are lots of ordinary people and new gardeners just like us.

Hopefully it will be spotted though.

I suggest you pop an email to the following addresses (I don't have a copy of the magazine to hand to check out addresses they have in that you could try).

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 15:24

Afternoon all; early finish to use up some of my toil and the hound and I are home alone til late so I can enjoy a nice stretch and relax on the bed rather than trying to work out what's for dinner.

I should be in the garden but it's really bugging me that I can't decide the fate of the edging around the pond. 

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 13/06/2017 at 06:59

Good luck to littlest Chicklet! 

Keep safe everyone.

Garden gnomes need new home

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 22:43

Are they organic? I don't have anything in my garden unless it's organic.

Brilliantly written giggle; well done Hilary.

Site Feedback

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 22:40

Well I'll claim to be at least three of those views. But mainly because I am always so glad to come back and see Mike the old jagged troll being yet again (gets boring doesn't it) reminded of the more important things in life.

In this case the opportunity to meet new friends and to help new gardeners make their way into paradise.

Well done everyone for bring so much more welcoming, friendly, and accommodating than that horrid old fart.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 22:36

Oh Wonky it does sound like you looked after Dove! Well done on the drive too.

Joyce I hope all goes well for you and your OH.

Time for bed shortly.

Hello Forkers ... June Edition

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 16:01

Hope you had a great holiday GWRS!

Well the good news: I'm not diabetic (last week's blood test) and I'm within the "normal" levels so we can cross that off the list "things that might be wrong with me".

Unfortunately I have to go back to the start in terms of trying to get a doctor's appointment to see what is the sensible way forward (no easy battle with how far the doctors are stretched around here). I wish sometimes I could just drop an email brain storming ideas! I'm sure they must think me an awful patient; most of my appointments feel like "I've got x y z flaring up so I'm going to do g f h and I'm already doing k j l but... I'm not a doctor so can you just check I've not missed anything?!"

Still; no diabetes means the kettle is on and there will be chocolate brownies in the oven shortly!

Brambles working their way in to my garden.

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 10:18

Weed killer. Keep the receipt and demand payment from the estate agent. If they think you're going to start getting expensive they migt give the landlord a firmer prod.

Stoney soil for new lawn

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 10:14

A 0.75m3 builders bag of top soil will cover 15m2 at 50mm deep. I'd say you only want half of that at most to give you a good covering over the stones and something for the seeds to really establish themselves.

So I'd go for 7 bags of topsoil to cover your area. 

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