Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Buddleja cutting spots on leaves

Posted: 18/11/2017 at 20:35

The leaves will be falling for autumn any day now. I wouldn't worry. 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 18/11/2017 at 19:53

Clari ((hugs)) get well soon 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 18/11/2017 at 19:51

Joyce  I forgot the tennis was on ... Duh! 

Ride-on Mower grass collection problem

Posted: 18/11/2017 at 15:51

Could it be something as simple as something having been fitted the wrong way around 

A move from fish to freemovers

Posted: 18/11/2017 at 15:05

Because if they're green and lush now they're likely to have been growing in milder conditions (in a tank in a polytunnel maybe?) and they go into a cold wintery frosty pond, like our pond is at the moment, they're going to die back. 

I wouldn't buy pond plants at this time of year.

Last edited: 18 November 2017 15:06:02

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 18/11/2017 at 13:27

"....  & make the best of it while we are able. "

Hear!  hear!  

A move from fish to freemovers

Posted: 18/11/2017 at 12:12

The native plants are out of stock because they've died down for the winter.  Putting them in your pond at this time of year won't get them going before the weather/water warms up and you may well lose some over the winter..  Puddleplants and all the other reputable stockists will be selling them when they're starting back into growth.  

If you buy plants that are growing now, it'll be the equivalent of buying hot-house grown flowers and putting them out in garden in the winter ... the cold will stop them growing and probably cut them right back ... then you'll have dead greenery decomposing in your pond. 

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 18/11/2017 at 11:30

Hurrah!  GW magazine and calendar has arrived   Interesting article by Carol Klein on why plants' names get changed ... methinks someone's been reading the forum  .... I knew we had our uses 

Last edited: 18 November 2017 11:30:29

A move from fish to freemovers

Posted: 18/11/2017 at 10:37

It's really not a good idea to take plants from wild or garden ponds ... for all sorts of reasons ... you will be disturbing the ecology of the pond you're 'robbing' and the plants may bring with them all sorts of 'stuff' (eggs/larvae/disease) that you don't want in your pond.

My best advice is for you to contact Puddleplants 

They have all sorts of native pond plants which will be ideal for your pond, and they are also a fount of knowledge and advice on setting up a wildlife pond of the type you describe.

However, many pond plants die back over winter and will not be in stock at the moment. 

Last edited: 18 November 2017 10:38:11

Hello Forkers . November 2017

Posted: 18/11/2017 at 10:27

Good morning all  and ((hugs)) to Pdoc.

Clari ... now we know where you caught your cold ... all that socialising 

Chicky ... glad you're having a lovely time ... gorgeous photos!

No frost here, but blue skies, sunshine and still quite chilly ... quite windy too ... a couple of blackbirds are stripping the berries from the tall variegated holly across the road and another is splashing in the birdbath in the back garden 

OH is at work and Father Christmas is arriving at the GC today so it will be total chaos in the car part ... I did my shopping yesterday.  After today OH will be at home for ten days  as he had some A/L to use up ... he's said he'll do some odd jobs inside and out so a list will be made 

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