Dovefromabove


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Straight to curved

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 13:29

Yes, I'd widen the whole bed as much as possible, making it one bug curve, so that piece of lawn is almost like a semi-circle - even do the same on the right and make the far piece of lawn circular and then a semi-circle at this end linked to each other like three-quarters of a fat figure of eight. 

Searching on forum

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 13:24

None of us seem to remind repeating ourselves

Help with leggy new privet hedge

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 13:07

Cutting it back will encourage new side shoots to grow so that it bushes out into a good dense hedge.  I'd cut it down to about knee height and give it a feed of Fish, Blood and Bone - privet is a greedy plant.

Talkback: How to maintain a garden pond

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 12:14

We've got a small wildlife pond - we use Blagdon's Barley Straw Extract and Blagdon's Sludge Control as directed by the instructions, and it keeps the algae/blanket weed and sludge under control without harming the wildlife. You can get it via Amazon and some garden centres have it.

 

Garden Ponds...

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 11:41

It must have been very large - it was in a separate lean-to enclosure with an 'observation deck' - apparently it had to have planning permission - sounds huge!

Fennel

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 11:37

  Lots of info here re growing Florence fennel https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/grow-your-own/vegetables/florence-fennel

We love eating it so I'm going to try growing it for the first time, if I can squeeze it into my veg patch ... I may have to extend it  

New flower bed

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 11:00

If they are leylandii you won't have any room for anything else in a couple of years - and they'll take all the moisture and goodness out of the soil so nothing else will grow anyway. 

I'd get rid of those trees and go with Busy-Lizzie's suggestions - it'll look gorgeous and provide year round colour and interest.

Rescuing my grass?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 10:54

You wouldn't spike it to try to deal with possible compaction?  I'm presuming there was rubble, sand or something on that tarpaulin...

Can anyone ID this pond insect for me?

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 10:52

I think it's an immature form of one of the Diving beetles, possibly Gt Diving Beetle.  They take quite a while to transmogrify in several stages from the larvae to the mature beetle.

Garden Ponds...

Posted: 15/03/2016 at 10:49

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/mar/14/police-contact-health-safety-watchdog-twins-rhys-shaun-scott-fish-tank-deaths

Nothing to do with a garden pond - will someone please tell Jeremy Vine to stop trying to stir up  trouble

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