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Wildlife pond without liner

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 06:52

You don't need heavy boulders - we've used turf to cover the edges of the pond liner and allow it to grow longer around the pond to provide the frogs etc with some cover to hide in.  This is the day the turves were laid

And this is a couple of months later, with baskets of native plants getting established in the pond.


Shrub Id please

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 06:38


Now, where can I put one of those ..............


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 06:35

I've been having a read back too and yes, DD those pics look amazing - you've worked incredibly hard and it's looking lovely


Posted: 13/04/2015 at 06:28

Good morning all

A lovely morning here - a peachy sunrise and a blue sky - birds singing, doves cooing and the grass sparkling with overnight raindrops   Chilly tho' ... 2.6C at the moment.

Yvie DM = Daily Mail - not a paper I buy , but the website can cause amusement in this household!   

fidgetbones wrote (see)

I did send something via dove, but cant remember what. Was it a buddleja? I think nut hsd roscoea to pass on to Michael? Wonder what happened to him?

I certainly passed on a buddleja and a Molly (and some aquilegias) the former and the latter were from Fidget, can't remember who the Molly was from


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 20:35
Liriodendron wrote (see)

Dove, does your dicentra not like shade?  I was planning to buy a white one for a pretty shady spot, but you've made me think again... 

I thought it would so I'm not sure what went wrong - maybe it needed to be a bit bigger before I planted it out ...... we shall see


Liriodendron wrote (see)
....The Countryfile forecast predicts a warm, dry few days... 

According to the DM website we're in for a three month heatwave   I'm not going to put money on it

Beech hedge

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 20:17

Lots of helpful info here

Celandine trouble

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 20:13

The nice thing about celandine (apart from their lovely sunny faces in the spring) is that they die down in the summer and don't reappear again until next year


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 20:10

Well done Verdun - you are such a kind (and sensible) man   As you say, depression is a bu$$er   CBT is the best therapy I know, but you have to be in the right place to be prepared to try it and keep using it.

I dug my white dicentra up at the end of last summer and popped it in a pot - it looks much happier than it did on the Shady Bank - not sure where it's going to live permanently but for now it can flower where it is


Posted: 12/04/2015 at 19:56

I have visions of a Canna Hedge

Shrub Id please

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 19:51
Trial-and-Error wrote (see)

It's not a magnolia, but I think it it from the Rosacea family, i.e. a decorative almond (don't know if there is any such thing, doesn't look like a normal almond), or a type of crab apple, or may be even a decorative plum?

But are the leaves right for any of those?

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