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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.  

Wild flowers not now mowed down

Posted: 14/06/2013 at 20:18

Some good news then,. I do hope Peterborough wakes up to the new trends Nut.

Pruning/Shaping my plum tree?

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 18:55

Hi  Leadfarmer, I have a Victoria plum tree which does pretty well each year and in my experience they need very little pruning, however I do know that the only time to prune plum trees is in the summer or you risk the tree getting a fungus infection. Be careful not to prune any flowers/ fruit off. You might be better off letting it fill out a bit as it looks quite a young tree to me.

Wild flowers not now mowed down

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 18:42

What county are you in nut?  I thought farmers got grants for leaving a margin round their fields. Our Co-op farm land around here does seem to have wild bits around the edges of fields. I would have to write to the local paper and take up this issue!

Potateo's 1st early's

Posted: 13/06/2013 at 18:36

Hi Nick, I planted my earlies in February in three of those bag things as advertised in "gardeners' World". The spring was non existant so they didn't start to grow until April and we have just emptied one bag to find about two pounds of rather small potatoes (but of an edible size)  I will leave the other bags for a week or two more. We will have to be patient this year I'm afraid. Good Luck with yours anyway.

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