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What is it?

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 18:27

If it's not a foxglove it could be comfrey, they look very similar. Time will tell!

barrel ponds

Posted: 04/05/2014 at 18:16

Yes, you definitely need a plant to oxygenate the water but you could try to add something nice As well.Frogs love to lie on the plant pots on hot days. If possible put your plants in a plant pot on something raised. You have to use special pond soil or something low grade to fill the pots as a rich soil will make the water green.good luck wth all of this, I hope it works well for you.  

barrel ponds

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 20:37

Frogs and other pond creatures like still water. I have had two solar powered fountains and didn't have much success with either of them but then my pond does not get a great deal of sun. Perhaps others on the forum have had more success. 

Problem soil: sandy topsoil on clay sub soil

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 20:30

If you had a lawn growing on this earth there must be some drainage. Try some sand loving plants and see how they do. I grow some herb type plants on a dry sandy border such as rosemary and lavender. Whatever you dig in your soil it will always revert to its original state unless you completely replace the top soil. I would give it a trial run before spending too much. Good luck!

Where are YOU?

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 16:53

David K I was interested to read that you live near Cannock Chase. I had an aunt who use to live in a large wooden house in Brocton  on the edge of the Chase and my cousin and I had great times together on that Chase! 

Where are YOU?

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 16:47

i am in a small village called Weston in Cheshire. 

What`s eating my marigolds?

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 17:12

You can buy slug pubs or use a margarine tub. Sink the tub in the soil and fill with beer  which the slugs love. They fall in and die happy!  Unfortunately you can trap the odd beetle which is a shame as they are gardeners' friends. I have had success with this method, especialy when my son lived at home! 

Houdini mice

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 19:53

I couldn't find any holes, hope there are none in our shed.  finger of suspicion is now pointed at other half for possibly leaving the door ajar,He insists that mice can get through very small holes! I have found a dead one in a bucket full of rain water so I know they are about. I will have to encourage the local cat population to visit. 

Houdini mice

Posted: 24/04/2014 at 19:22

We have a fairly new shed in which we keep one of those green plasticky garden chests for storage. This afternoon whilst searching for something in this chest I found a lounger cover that had been usefully used quite obviously by a mouse to supply nice comfy foam nesting material. No sign of the mouse or nest was seen . To my knowledge the shed and chest have not been left open at any time so how on earth has this happened? 

help!! old fashioned 'proper' carnations needed

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 10:57

I have read somewhere that you can take cuttings from bought carnations and I am currentlly trying this out. if it works it would be great because you can choose your own colours and know what the plant will look like.it is certainly worth a try.

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Houdini mice

How do mice do it? 
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Can I call the compost from my heap organic?

supermarket veggie peelings added 
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Can anyone identify these worms?

insect larva inquiry 
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A lone goldfish

Do goldfish ostracize one another? 
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My orchid has finished flowering

Can I make it bloom again? 
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Oak tree seedling

Is it ok to plant it in a wild wood? 
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Could I propagate a Rosemary?

I think I may well lose my Rosemary plant over winter. 
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Bees and Butterflies

Are they making a comeback? 
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Dying plants

What on earth is happening in my garden? 
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Last Post: 08/07/2013 at 13:56

A case of the missing goldfish (and a heron)

what can be done? 
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Last Post: 30/06/2013 at 20:13

Wild flowers not now mowed down

Attitude changes to our environment 
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Last Post: 14/06/2013 at 20:18

Mysterious hole appearance in the soil.

What creature could have made this deep hole? 
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Last Post: 13/04/2013 at 15:23

watercress

How do I propagate watercress from rooted stems? 
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Last Post: 31/03/2013 at 18:25

Has spring arrived for you yet?

This late season 
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Last Post: 20/03/2013 at 08:48

Thoughts on Nesting Boxes

are they always a good thing? 
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