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Murky water in Pond

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 15:51

Newly hatched tadpoles eat algae - as they develop they become omniverous eating plant matter/algae and daphnia and other small invertebrates.  You can buy daphnia from most aquatic centres and pet shops, but the pond water you threw away probably had plenty in it.

Will you be able to keep the pond from freezing over winter?


Posted: 14/10/2015 at 15:35

 There you are Pat - hope they help

Murky water in Pond

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 15:27

What are your tadpoles feeding on?  They usually feed on decaying matter and daphnia (water fleas) and other tiny creatures in the water.  If you're putting fresh water in the pond where are they going to get their nourishment from?


Posted: 14/10/2015 at 14:10

I'm afraid that I quite enjoy annoying them.  Last time I told them that they'd dialled the home of a Police Officer and the call would be traced.  They swore at me.

The time before I pretended to be a batty little old lady for about 15 minutes and said that I was doing everything that they were telling me, before bursting out laughing and telling them I'd been scamming them.  They swore at me then too

Will chicken wire keep moles out of raised beds?

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 13:33
Adam Pike wrote (see)

why must the fencing be so deep?

Because moles tunnel underground


Posted: 14/10/2015 at 13:27

Hope P'doc's OK - missing him


Posted: 14/10/2015 at 13:26
Dovefromabove wrote (see)

Yuk!  My head's all fuggy and I keep sneezing - has Wonky given me her cold? 

Flippin' internet viruses

I must've talked it up - I've just had a nice Indian lady phone me up and tell me my computer has a virus which is doing untold damage to the hard-drive. 


When I said that her boss is employing her to break the law she told me to 'Shut up!' and put the phone down on me .............. how rude!                 

Starting a flower or gardening business online

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 13:21

James, do you have much experience of producing cut flowers or gardening in general?  You may not be aware that the requirements of the cut flower trade are very different to the type of flowers grown by most home gardeners. 

Florists' flowers are developed especially to have long straight stems and firm long-lasting buds and blooms which will survive packing and transportation etc.  Most of these require specialist growing conditions which will be difficult for home gardeners to replicate.  They will also need to be able to predict when and how many of a particular bloom will be ready and have facilities to transport them in temperature-controlled vehicles.

It is not the sort of thing that anyone could do as a hobby and expect to recoup their expenditure let alone make a profit.

Small and amateur growers are far more likely to achieve a profit by growing and selling their own flowers at markets and regular roadside stalls. 

Tree advice

Posted: 14/10/2015 at 10:36

Poplars grow into huge trees - up to 30 metres tall - and they're fast growing.  I wouldn't be keen on a row of them at the end of my garden.

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