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Pond improvements

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 23:12

Pebbles provide a beach for insects, frogs, birds, hedgehogs etc to exit/enter, drink and is always a good idea. They also cover a multitude of sins and provide a pleasing look. Only one question, is it a new liner?

Hanging baskets

Posted: 26/03/2014 at 16:29

As long as you keep them frost free and watered wendy they should be ok.


Posted: 25/03/2014 at 13:13

I think your'e putting too much top dressing on. The grass wont come up if you add 2 inches of top soil too it. You'll need to reseed it if you put that much on. Better to do it gradually, as for the maths I'm rubbish, but someone will know.

Jasmine Beesianum

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 13:09

Try this link to the RHS chippy.

Raised Border

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 13:08

I make raised beds out of old pallets, I get them free so do lots of things with them. It's basic carpentry and they are just as good and just as strong as scaffolding boards. All it costs is time and a box of 2 inch screws.

raised ponds.built out of sleepers and scaffolding boards

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 09:54

It's takes one inch of water to drown in welshonion. It's better to be safe than sorry.

A differnt Q about Lily Beetle...

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 21:56

If your'e going to reuse the compost, spread it thinly before using to allow the birds to feast on any eggs or bugs in the compost.

Whats this plant please?

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 21:53

It may be a rather bushy salix, it's very difficult to see even using the magnifier.

raised ponds.built out of sleepers and scaffolding boards

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 21:21

You can build the pond very easily. The trick with kids and keeping them out is to nail a good grade chicken wire to the top of it with staples, all from your local builders merchant. You leave a fist shaped hole at the top of the ramp which allows frogs in and out. The chicken wire allows access to all the insects which will visit the pond.

It's secure and very effective.

shrubs for shade

Posted: 24/03/2014 at 15:30

You could try a rhododendron/azalea's or one of the skimmia's as a small shrub, geranium, epimedium. polygonatum, i'ts a difficult spot for sure.

Discussions started by Dave Morgan

Clematis for a dry bank

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Peach for fan traing

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Colder weather is coming!

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Invasive roots from a neighbours garden

Can I remove invasive roots from my garden, 
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Hold in invasive roots 
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