Latest posts by Edd

Feeding pond plants - any tips?

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 18:33

Dave. where is the pest place to get some free plants from please.

I really would like to rejuvenate this pond.


Unbelievable we are in a nature area but this pond is just about dead.

There is a surface water stream/spring that coming down from the back between the trees on the right and it has been constant for 6 years and not much change. (there is a town river beck behind this pic that floods once a year)  

What can I do to revive this pond.

Its not the sort of pond that gets filled with rubbish so I'm a bit stuck without funds.

Sorry! I'm not asking for cash this is not a charity project, unless I can make it.

I just want my son to see what I did when I was a kid. A bit of frog spawn would be nice but if the water is dead then I'm not sure what to do.


Posted: 28/04/2016 at 18:18

Where are you situated B3.

This forum is world wide?

Your new-look forum

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 18:16

Apparently Lyn holds tablets between her knees to make her happy?

Have you tried that??? SGL?

Infilling after stump removal

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 18:09

Was there any problem with the tree the_fosters?

If not then just use the soil you have about or compost. Added river sand (for drainage and micro nutrients) if it will help with a drainage problem.

Mystery animal?

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 18:02

Apricot Jelly Fungus for me please fidgetbones.


Posted: 28/04/2016 at 17:58

Perhaps not what you are looking for David but perhaps this might be a option?


Commemorative plant naming/RHS Gardening



Soil for pots

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 17:37

Re-pot too a bigger one, when the root system becomes pot bound using new compost below. 

If you don't want the plant to get any bigger or change the pot where it is then, take out the top inch or two of old compost and replace it, depending on size.

Pot plants can be very greedy when it comes to feed and water and yours sound like they are typical. If they are going well with what you are doing then why change it?

I think the slow release pellets only last about 6 month max so I'm not much help to you unfortunately.

A good mulch will help them last a lot longer.

Divide and rejuvenate where you can.

Mystery animal?

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 17:23

Click the green tree icon in the reply box below. about here             ^^^ (below this obviously)

A small window will appear with two tabs showing one for (your computer) and the other for (an external site).

Hit your comp tab and then pick select. This will take you to your computer files (new small window) where you can pick your file and press ok/open. The window will close and you will see your file name appear in the box next to the select button.

Now hit the upload button. This will probably cause a error window to open (Radupload ajax callback error with lots of text). Press return or the X (top right) 

Then wait till it appears in the small window. This can take a while so be patient.

When it appears press the save button and wait again. It should appear in the reply box but again this might take time.

Some files can be too big and will need to be cropped before they will load.

Hope this helps.

Sweat peas dying

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 17:11

After David (K) input, We are all budding experts now.

Thanks Dave.

I understand that having to repeat things over and over becomes an annoyance but that is what you sign up too


best general fertiliser to use for perennials & shrubs?

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 16:51
keenbutgreen wrote (see)

Are there any other choices?  maybe a granular version he won't find as appealing?





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