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Pond and surrounding advice please

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 16:59

One of the most important features to attract wildlife is plenty of leafy cover around the edges of the pond for the frogs etc to feel safe when accessing and leaving the pond. 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/70690.jpg?width=350

 As you can see, we leave the lawn uncut around the edge of our pond.  The marginal plants are in planting baskets on a shelf around the edge, and we have a shingle slope for hedgehogs and birds to access and escape from the pond.

At the time of the photo this pond was less than 6 months old and had already attracted frogs, newts, dragon flies, damsel flies and a grass snake, among other visitors.

Pest questions

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 16:38

Done - as explained on the form, I actively encourage insects into my garden - most are beneficial in one way or another

Space in veg bed

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 15:43

You could sow some dwarf french beans after the potatoes - they'll crop later in the summer.

Don't think your beds are deep enough for parsnips - take a look at Rusty Spade's video http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/fruit-and-veg/harvested-this-today/588650.html

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 15:36

Dear Lyn - I'm so sorry - as you say, she is at peace and she knew she was loved beyond measure. 

We'll be thinking of you all ((hugs))

Transplantation Shock in Vegetables

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 14:04

Transplantation Shock in Vegetables

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 14:01

You rotten thing!  Fancy pouring cold water on little babbies!!!   You're supposed to test it with your elbow

Hello from a newbie

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 13:58

Hi Jennie and welcome   What a lovely garden you have - and great raised beds

Space in veg bed

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 12:17

When your early potatoes are over it'll be the perfect time to sow Pak choi and Mizuna and those oriental-type mustard leaves. If you sow them earlier in the year they tend to bolt and run to seed, but sown later in the season they keep going much longer

Also Swiss chard can be sown then to provide a crop into autumn - then allow it to stay in place over winter and you may well get some more pickings from it before spring gets going. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 11:17
Hostafan1 wrote (see)

Lesley, we buy the " perfectly ripe" brie, leave it about a fortnight past its date, then leave it out overnight before eating it. Yum. I hate cold cheese.

We do the same - and also with our local Norfolk Binham Blue and Stilton.  They live on top of the garage fridge while maturing, rather than inside it   And as for yoghurt, creme fraiche, cream etc - we always have the 'past sell by' stuff from the farm shop and then I'll happily use it quite a while afterwards - sniff it first - if it doesn't smell foul then I'll taste it - if it tastes ok then we use it. 

It's jolly chilly here too - indoor jobs are being seen to - trying to sort out the upstairs study that has lots of the Aged P's paperwork as well as our own, then became a general dumping ground when the builders arrived. 

frogs

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 11:08

Sounds like the equivalent of the village hall dances I used to go to - all the males in the bar - all the females through in the dance hall  

They grew up eventually ....

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