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Changing the purpose of a pond

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 17:26

We have a wildlife pond - we only dug it this spring - already we have frogs, newts and a grass snake visiting it, as well as dragon flies and damsel flies and lots of other insects.  It's wonderful.

A wildlife pond should not contain fish and does not need a filter or a pump.  It just needs the right balance of oxygenating plants and no chemicals.  There a quite a few threads on here discussing wildlife ponds - put that term into the search facility at the top of the page and you'll find lots of info 

Have you seen this rose?

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 17:23

I've found this rose, bred and registered by David Austin, called Dove 

http://mistydowns.com.au/plant_display/display/334-dove 

 

It doesn't appear on David Austin's English website - has anyone come across it or seen it anywhere please?

Rose Cutting.

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 15:55

Plant your cutting in a pot

And place it in a shady spot

Leave it through the winter snows

And through the March wind's icey throes

With luck when summer's here again

With sunny days and gentle rain

You'll find the pot contains a rose

What type it is, still no one knows.

Blight

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 14:17

The blight that affects potatoes and tomatoes only affects plants of the solanum family, so whatever is affecting your quince tree, it won't be potato blight. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 09:44

Friend has just left to head back to Gloucestershire - I've sent here with some garlic chives and a couple of meals-worth of the yellow wax beans - now to do the washing .... 

Comfrey

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 09:41

Oh, didn't see you there Nut 

Comfrey

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 09:40

Think that's one of the willowherbs

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 08:10

The great thing about those yew hedges is that they're hollow, so you can go inside - it's like being a child in a 'camp' again 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 07:57

Have a good day Panda, and a lovely evening out 

And good luck to everyone at the salt mines 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 07:55
bekkie hughes wrote (see)
Wow, thats quite a hedge! I wonder how much maintainance that needs

That's only one of them Bekkie, there's another one at the other side of the front lawn, and then there's all the topiary at the back 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/picturegalleries/8691414/Britains-best-stately-homes.html?image=7 

 

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

John Innes Compost

All your questions answered 
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Last Post: 24/11/2014 at 07:52

Amazing amateur wildlife photos

Russian foxes in the Arctic Circle 
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Last Post: 21/11/2014 at 13:33

Hallowe'en Howlers

A seasonal joke thread 
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 10:04

Tree of the Year

Some wonderful photographs of wonderful trees 
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Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 08:07

Hallowe'en Party 31 Oct in The Log Cabin, Verdun's Garden

All welcome ............who's coming? 
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 21:56

It's a mystery ....

Can you name this plant? 
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Last Post: 26/10/2014 at 19:27

Bargain Roses

For a limited time only 
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Last Post: 19/10/2014 at 10:57

Prepare for a heatwave!!!

It's not winter yet ....... 
Replies: 30    Views: 766
Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 11:25

Recording the weather in your garden

Do you? 
Replies: 9    Views: 313
Last Post: 28/09/2014 at 14:37

Gardener's World discussed on Points of View

Complaints about change of time and cancellations 
Replies: 18    Views: 678
Last Post: 26/09/2014 at 06:36

Trip to Cambridge University Botanical Garden 11th October

All welcome ............who's coming? 
Replies: 191    Views: 4406
Last Post: 14/10/2014 at 10:46

If you're buying big pots ....

Beware of being offered stolen property 
Replies: 4    Views: 308
Last Post: 20/09/2014 at 10:10

Grafting fruit trees

An art and a science 
Replies: 1    Views: 163
Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 21:38

Slugwatch

Reporting the Spanish slugs 
Replies: 15    Views: 331
Last Post: 07/09/2014 at 15:49

Crown Prince squash???

What do you think?  
Replies: 10    Views: 347
Last Post: 20/08/2014 at 06:41
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