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Changing the purpose of a pond

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 20:25

Lots of info here Doreen  http://www.wildaboutgardens.org.uk/thingstodo/inaweekend/put-in-a-pond.aspx 

We were unable to dig ours as deep as is recommended due to tree roots, but it does need to be at least 2 ft deep.  

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 20:21

Hello folks   my word you've all been chattering away today   I'm kn*ckered after my hectic weekend 

Good job there's lots of food in the house already to eat - I just popped stuff in the oven to heat up - all I had to cook was the first picking of the runner beans - a bit late 'cos the first sowing didn't germinate.  These are Emergo - Verdun's recommendation and I'm very happy with them - lovely beans and setting fantastically well 

OH is washing up  and I think I'll be slumping sideways on the sofa in a minute and snoozing 

It's my birthday

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 19:40

Happy Birthday Panda  ((hugs))

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Crown Prince squash???

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 18:40

But the baby fruit is definitely round 

Extra soil

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 18:39

If you've got good soil in your plot you don't really need to add much depth - just as you say, formalise the edges and neaten things up.  I'd say an additional 4 to 6 inches would be plenty. 

If you get well rotted manure it'll break down quickly - you can fork it in a bit when you spread it and then fork it over again in the late winter early springtime, bringing up the soil to the surface, and it'll be fine to sow and plant in next season.  You can also incorporate some well rotted garden compost and leaf mould if you've got any 

Changing the purpose of a pond

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 18:30

It does depend on the pond doesn't it Philippa, and probably the fish also, as well as on the owner.  

If the fish are fed then that can upset the balance but if there's enough natural food in the pond then that's much better.  But of course, if the fish eat all the tadpoles and efts then that's not so good - it's all about keeping that balance 

Stacey & her chilli bits

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 18:26

Jason, I think I would now that the nights are getting cooler - mine are in a little wooden mini greenhouse - I don't have a proper greenhouse. 

 

Extra soil

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 18:24

How much deeper will it be?  

If you have good soil in your veg patch I think I'd buy in good quality organic farmyard manure to  raise the level - spread it over the raised bed area for the winter and let the weather and the worms incorporate it all.  It'll be fantastic by the spring 

Storing potted herbs

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 18:18

Mint and chives will die right down and disappear so don't panic - they're perfectly hardy and will reappear in the spring.

Stacey & her chilli bits

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 17:58

My Gusto Purple Chillies

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Hot Banana chillies

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I can't claim all the credit for these -  I bought them as little plants from the GC - but I'm jolly chuffed with them 

 

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