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Dying plants

Posted: 07/07/2013 at 10:05

Thanks everyone for your replies. I think sharing my problems has helped!  My acer was not big enough to annoy anyone although the neighbour over that fence has got up to mischief before (without a cross word being spoken)  This mischief took the form of chicken carcasses being flung over my fence with the hope of killing my cat (now dead prematurely some years ago. still no cross words spoken!)  My ivy  bordered another fence and could have annoyed that lady I suppose, though she is a nice elderly soul. I never spray so I suppose I have to agree that malicious acts could be the problem. My ivy does appear to be sprouting from the bottom so tomorrow is another day.

Dying plants

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 17:33

The ivy  growing up my fence mysteriously died two months ago and now an Acer has suddenly died for no apparent reason. All the surrounding plants of both these plants remain healthy. What on earth is happening? What with this and the disappearance of my fish(second lot, netted in) I'm beginning to feel disheartened. I don't use pesticides and my neighbours two acers look healthy.  Cheer me up someone!

Stupid question!

Posted: 03/07/2013 at 19:52

Tim, you obviously don't have soil like mine. We have sandy soil which requires watering every day. Everything that goes on my soil goes to middle earth in a matter of days including compost from my compost heap.

Stupid question!

Posted: 01/07/2013 at 19:51

The best way is the hardest way (As always!)   that is with a watering can filled from a water butt (especially if you are on a watermeter ) I'm sure others have their own ideas which I will be interested to hear about.  

A case of the missing goldfish (and a heron)

Posted: 30/06/2013 at 17:19

Thanks for all your ideas. I've gone with the netting and little frogs have proved that they can cope having seen one sitting on top of the net!  I've replaced the goldfish but haven't seen them since putting them in yesterday. I hope that they are shy and adjusting to their new environment and that the heron hasn't been back and laughed at my net.  

A case of the missing goldfish (and a heron)

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 20:33

I think I'll go with the net idea. Thanks all for your ideas.

A case of the missing goldfish (and a heron)

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 15:43

Thanks Verdun, I may consider this or I may just have it as a wildlife pond. I have a metal gate that I use when small children visit so this is a possibility. I do want my resident hedgehog to have access and the frogs too as they help with the slug problem. Perhaps I could lift the netting up a bit off the ground around the pond?

We have an unintended wilderness!

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 15:02

It all depends on what you want to do with the space. You could hire a rotovator if you want to turn it back to a veg plot. You could make a gravel garden by  getting rid of the weeds, covering the space with a liner and finishing off with gravel. Pots could then be placed on this gravel which would be easy to maintain. The area could be turned into a patio if you don't mind the expense and you like sitting out in the garden. I hope you find something satisfactory what ever you do!     

A case of the missing goldfish (and a heron)

Posted: 28/06/2013 at 14:48

I entered my kitchen very early this morning to put the kettle on just in time to see a Heron make off with the last of my two goldfish from my little pond. I feel stupidly upset about this and wondered if there was anything I could do to deter these pesky birds if I replaced the fish. I have a resident hedgehog and frogs so I did not really want to cover the entire pond with netting. Any ideas anyone? 

Putting softdrinks on the garden

Posted: 18/06/2013 at 19:16

My daughter was given the advice by her doctor to stir up a cola drink (to get rid of the bubbles) and drink it down to help her recover from a tummy bug. I imagine that it must have minerals in it for him to say that unless it was just for the sugar.  

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