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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 16:24

Asleep on a deckchair in the shed? 

Moulds or liner?

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 16:10

We bought our liner from http://www.pondkeeper.co.uk/flexiliner.asp and the underlay was half price.  We got the liner that is guaranteed for 40 years. 

As long as the soil isn't too stony a layer of sand or soft soil then the underlay is all you need. 

Pondkeeper are really helpful and there's a calculator to help you work out how large the liner needs to be.  

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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 15:58

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/47574.jpg?width=187&height=270&mode=max

 Better late than never folks!  I got sidetracked by some dead-heading 

It's the friendliness that makes this such a good place to be 

Strawberries have mystery holes in leaves

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 15:52

It looks like some sort of bacterial or fungal thing to me - there's all sorts of things about this year following such a mild winter.  I'd remove the affected leaves and burn them.

Don't fertilise too much - it makes soft growth and the leaves are therefore more susceptible to such things.

ID please

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 15:50

Brilliant!  Thanks Panda 

ID please

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 15:18

A friend has this growing in her garden - does anyone recognise it?  

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 Is it a Knapweed?

Moulds or liner?

Posted: 31/05/2014 at 14:21

We've found using a liner to be far and away the best solution - we've been able to incorporate a sloping area to enable wildlife to enter and leave the water safely.  Hedgehogs drink from the pond and can get out of the water easily; birds use the shallow area for bathing.  

We've also been able to make the pond the size and shape we wanted.  We found this site very helpful  http://www.wildaboutgardens.org.uk/thingstodo/inaweekend/put-in-a-pond.aspx.

Rather than edge the pond with rocks we laid turf over the edges and down to the water level.  This has resulted in a very natural looking pond.   

Remember that having lots of marginal plants will make the pond look smaller;  we are glad that we made the pond a bit bigger than we originally planned.

As I think you know, we made this pond earlier this spring.

 

 

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 Raindrops in the pond.

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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 13:11

David that looks great - shall I put the kettle on about 3.30 

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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 13:07

Take a doughnut with you Sweetpea, but mind you hide it from Verdun! 

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Posted: 31/05/2014 at 12:46

   

Celebration cake this afternoon anyone ?

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Markings on hosta leaves

What can I do about this pest? 
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Shock!!! Horror!!!

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FIDGET'S BIG DAY!!!

Congratulations to you both ... 
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ID please - is this Toothwort?

Can anyone confirm 
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Frost tonight!!!???

Check your local forecast ... 
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Would anyone like to come along? 
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ID for hardy geranium please

Does anyone recognise this one? 
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Conference on Ancient Trees and Orchards

Open to all 
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Chris Beardshaw et moi ;-)

I couldn't resist ..................................... 
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Hostas - they're so ............. fussy!

Some like the shade, some need the sun, some like sun some of the time ... 
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