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oxygenating weed

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 09:03

extra planted will not cause blanket wed this is from either excess light or nutrient how large is the pond?? koi do need a largish area to be successfull and if they are in to smaller expanse of water there could be a build up of ammonia nitrate and nitrite all of which blankety weed will use to grow also what proportion of the pond is in direct sunlight??

Moving grasses

Posted: 29/05/2012 at 09:01

i moved some varigated grass 3 weeks ago it should be fine just ensure it has plenty of water for a week or two once moved

Using a stump Grinder

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 18:55

im not sure that they can be hired?? i recently hired a large wood chipper and it came with a person to operate it i would suggest a proffesional if you are unsure about doing it yourself

Do I need a filter in my wildlife pond

Posted: 30/04/2012 at 18:22

theres no need for one as mentioned by mello but as you are making a waterfall and require a pump anyway just run that into a home made chamber filled with floss and filter media made from a plastic tub with holes drilled then you could always have fish as an option good luck

Gardeners world pond

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 18:15
pondskater wrote (see)

I was wondering what sort of edging would be on the GW pond as I would like to put turf around my concrete pond but cant find how to do it in any books, has anyone done this and could give me some tips?

this could be achieved by raising the edges of the structure like a sort of raised bed and then seed with grass concrete ponds are the most difficult to turf

Gardeners world pond

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 18:14
George David Hope wrote (see)

I watched the new episode of gardeners world and when it came to the next step in the construction of the pond it was announced that it was to add the liner. I always thought that after you get the shape of your pond you always cover it with a layer of sand to prevent any sharp objects piercing the liner and to give a smooth finish to the liner when the water is added.

you are correct there are two ways either an underliner or sand sand is by far the cheapest before adding the finishing liner

Climber wanted for a shady wall.

Posted: 27/04/2012 at 18:12

honeysuckle can do quite well inthe shade and can be worked into almost any lattice or frame i should imagine this would get a youngster more involved in the world of gardening looks nice also 

Weed killer

Posted: 26/04/2012 at 19:41

either i would remove them but if its a large area this can be a bit tedious so for a large area i would dig them in

Water Feature

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 12:42

that would also allow you to mix different types of rocks and different shapes etc also you could add small containers in between the rocks add substrate and use them to grow bog or marsh plants for a nice feature

Millstone Water Feature

Posted: 25/04/2012 at 12:32

thanks glad i could help 

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