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Moulds or liner?

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 16:10

We bought our liner from and the underlay was half price.  We got the liner that is guaranteed for 40 years. 

As long as the soil isn't too stony a layer of sand or soft soil then the underlay is all you need. 

Pondkeeper are really helpful and there's a calculator to help you work out how large the liner needs to be.  

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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 15:58

 Better late than never folks!  I got sidetracked by some dead-heading 

It's the friendliness that makes this such a good place to be 

Strawberries have mystery holes in leaves

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 15:52

It looks like some sort of bacterial or fungal thing to me - there's all sorts of things about this year following such a mild winter.  I'd remove the affected leaves and burn them.

Don't fertilise too much - it makes soft growth and the leaves are therefore more susceptible to such things.

ID please

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 15:50

Brilliant!  Thanks Panda 

ID please

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 15:18

A friend has this growing in her garden - does anyone recognise it?

 Is it a Knapweed?

Moulds or liner?

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 14:21

We've found using a liner to be far and away the best solution - we've been able to incorporate a sloping area to enable wildlife to enter and leave the water safely.  Hedgehogs drink from the pond and can get out of the water easily; birds use the shallow area for bathing.  

We've also been able to make the pond the size and shape we wanted.  We found this site very helpful

Rather than edge the pond with rocks we laid turf over the edges and down to the water level.  This has resulted in a very natural looking pond.   

Remember that having lots of marginal plants will make the pond look smaller;  we are glad that we made the pond a bit bigger than we originally planned.

As I think you know, we made this pond earlier this spring.

 Raindrops in the pond.

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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 13:11

David that looks great - shall I put the kettle on about 3.30 

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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 13:07

Take a doughnut with you Sweetpea, but mind you hide it from Verdun!


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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 12:46


Celebration cake this afternoon anyone ?

Mimulus 'Jelly Bean White

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 12:45

Sara, I've not grown this one, but from the information here  it looks as if it is perfectly suitable for growing in a container.

I hope that's helpful 

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