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Feeding pond plants - any tips?

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 18:05

Rob you don't need to feed pond plants. All they need is water and sun. They make their own food. They get all they need from their environment. If you upset the balance of the pond with extra feed you'll have problems.

Lilly of the Valley

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 18:02

They're pretty robust Guernsey. I wouldn't do a thing personally.

Sowing Foxgloves (Digitalis)

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 15:01

You can start them now and plant out later in the year. I do. Works for me.

ID please

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 14:59

All I can see is herb Robert and a willowherb.


Posted: 27/04/2016 at 18:36

Leave them alone James, they're essential and won't harm crops.

Laying Turf on an uneven mess.

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 18:35

I think your main issue is compaction Nick. To test drainage dig a hole about a foot deep and fill with water. If it drains well you're not on clay if it doesn't you may well be on clay. Clay is easy to spot if it's wetted you can roll it into a ball or squeeze in your hand and it won't break up. If it's clay you can lay pea shingle and manure then rotavate. If it's not clay you don't need the grit or pea shingle, just manure.

Laying Turf on an uneven mess.

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 17:48

Nick why several tons of stone? Unless you're on heavy clay you won't need to add any stone. As for the concrete base the soil underneath will be compacted so will need breaking up and the best job for that will be a rotavator. It's not a huge area but a Rotavator is quite acceptable. As for the builders ignore them. What you need to add is well rotted manure and you can rotavate that in. Leave for a week or two then take it level tread it rake again and then lay turf or seed. 

Petition to stop cancelling GW

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 10:37



Grass not growing

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 15:16

Okay with temperatures up and down like a yo-yo at the moment it's not surprising. Grass seed needs a constant temperature to germinate properly. The weather is going to settle temperature wise according to long range weather. I think all you need is a bit of patience really. A lot of people have had similar problems so you're not alone.

Grass not growing

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 14:27

What exactly are you trying to do Shane?

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Small tree ID please

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Awful new format for forum

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Plant ID

Any ideas? 
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Citrus resurrection

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