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What does a pond need for a good ecosystem

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 09:30

Two or three would be the ideal number little bee. They will grow in the coming months so you will have to keep an eye on them and if necessary thin them out if they become too invasive.

Plant id please

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 17:56

Depending on the variety it could grow to a metre or more, but that one looks like one of the dwarf varieties, they're slow growing so it could take years to get to anything like a metre, but good care, feeding and mulching will help it thrive. 

Purple Heather

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 17:50

Try this link to the RHS plant finder there are several vibrant purple heathers, you may find it here. Posting a picture would help, there are plenty of heather lovers here, so they may be able to help further.

Aubretia Yellowing

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 17:43

It's probably reverted back, a trim and a feed after flowering may help. I wouldn't do it now as they are either in flower or about to so a haircut now would mean the loss of flowers. They're robust little things so a tidy up after flowering will do it good.

Miniature Rose Bushes

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 17:39

You probably have a nozumi rose from your description. Care for nozumi's is the same as any other rose.

Try the below link to the RHS, if there is anything you don't understand then feel free to ask. I think there is a tutorial on pruning in the HOW TO section on this site.

The RHS site gives information on feeding as well

Pond improvements

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 10:11

Marginal water plants to cover the edge's. You seem to have a shelf around the side of the pond so use it to place the marginal plants. You can plant around the top edge of the pond with plants that will droop into the water, or use large stones to create a rock face. Insects will sun themselves on the rocks during summer. 

Non Flowering Plants

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 09:49

Did you prune them in the autumn by chance? If you did, all three flower on the previous years wood so you would have lost this years flowers. If not then prune all three in late April, give them all a good feed, then leave them. You should get a good show next spring. All three should be pruned after flowering.

Is this earwigs?

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 22:45

Slugs will eat emerging clematis, but that far up it's hard to tell what has happened.


Posted: 28/03/2014 at 15:35

You'll need to reseed that lawn. If its damp and shady then get a seed variety specifically to suit. Leave it till its' about 3 inches and then cut with the lawnmower set to one inch. Don't feed or weed it till its established, it can take a whole season depending on your conditions, but at least 3 months. When you can see only tiny area's of soil between the grass plants, then it's established. Give it time.

If you have leather jackets, water with nematodes, directions on the packet

strawberry varieties

Posted: 28/03/2014 at 15:25

Strawberries are pollinated by bees if left outside. Even in a greenhouse with the door left open, the bees will find them. You only need to net the fruit to protect from birds.

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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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