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Posted: 19/11/2017 at 07:55
flowerpower15 says:

Unfortunately the plant came to me quite dry and my first instinct was to water it which I did from the top😟 . I hope I haven't killed it. 

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 Let it drain well and don't water it again until it begins to dry out. Fingers are crossed. 

To confirm ... C. Persicaria which are the ones sold in the UK as house plants are not frost hardy. 

There are some little colourful cyclamen hybrids which are sold as bedding plants and they are a bit tougher than C. persicaria but they need free-draining conditions and shelter from wet conditions to do well. 

The cyclamen which are hardy in the UK are C. coum and C. hederifolium and they will take whatever the British weather can throw at them. 

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. 

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Posted: 18/11/2017 at 19:53

Clari ((hugs)) get well soon 

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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

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