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Small wildlife pond

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 16:04

Very chuffed here - two years ago we made a little wildlife pond 2.5m x 1.5m in the garden.  It's been great and we've had lots of frogs and a grass snake visit as well as loads of insects and invertebrates. 

Today we have our first ever frogspawn

This is a pic of the pond last summer




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Posted: 13/04/2016 at 13:52

Great excitement in the Dove household!  We have frogspawn in our little pond for the first time ever!!!

HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 10:40
Joyce21 wrote (see)

What are you going to plant in the new bed Dove?

It's going to be my sunny bed mainly for perennials/grasses etc and some small shrubs - there's a strong possibility of an amelanchier going in there too, and then some bigger shrubs towards the far corner, possibly mahonia - not sure about what else yet. 

OH is enjoying the digging - there's a robin and a male chaffinch out there keeping him company

Lily Beetle !!!

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 10:34

Just found three on a pot of over-wintered lilies - they're not there now!

Tulip flower shriveled before bloom

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 10:31

I think they'd have preferred to be outside.

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Posted: 13/04/2016 at 08:43

It is beautifully sunny now isn't it BL

OH has asked for instructions re where he is to dig today   That'll be the extension to the veg patch and starting on the new bed then

More haste.......

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 07:44

Nope ... don't use shave gel

townie question

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 07:38

Ah yes, that sounds like Soft Rush - Juncus effusis - common on undrained soggy pastures

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Posted: 13/04/2016 at 07:33

Worked it out with my second coffee Fidget

Newly Planted Bottle Brush dying

Posted: 13/04/2016 at 07:31

It sounds like transplant shock to me - but I'm in the UK and have never grown Bottle brush plants.

Rather than water it every day, I'd give it a good soaking (a good bucket full) once a week and then wait and see.  Hopefully it'll recover and by next year you'll have a healthy plant. 

Good luck

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