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Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 07:48

You should post that on the camera thread AWB. The second pic - in particular - is lovely with that reflection. 

lifting winter pansies for geraniums

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 07:46

I've just cut back a load of violas in pots Lavande and will move them into fresh compost soon. 

Those little orange ones are lovely- well worth giving a bit of tlc. I'd agree with Dove that they look like violas. I have a black one and those would look great with it.They go on forever if you cut them back and give them a little boost. 


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 07:37

Oh it's a long story's of the four legged variety and they leave something behind...I'm sure you can work it out . Been an issue ever since I moved here. Council are very supportive but I can't catch the irresponsible thoughtless horrible owners....

But I will....

Might build one of those..that'll give me something to do when I'm not busy. 

Gaultheria mucronata plant

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 07:32

Just saw this - Bal  I go to a nursery up here which sells them and they do mail order but it may be a bit expensive. If you google 'male Pernettya/Gaultheria' you might find suppliers in your area. 


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 07:13

Attention all slug/snail throwers! They've just announced on the BBC news that throwing them is as effective as any control method and chucking them 65 ft away means they will almost never come back....


Flexing my muscles as we speak.....

Supressing weeds in inaccessible area

Posted: 16/05/2014 at 07:08

Just another thought - a fern or two would also work well there, loads of varieties will grow in sunnier sites,  and they look great by a pond -  especially if you take up pansyface's suggestion about the logs. Great cover for any wildlife and very easy - no maintenance at all!


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 07:05

I'm sure Mike will be back on here quite soon Dove. Nice to have a good result isn't it?

Sun KEF? What's that? 

Are you going to post some pix of your new front border Dove? 


Posted: 16/05/2014 at 06:55

Morning all. Am I first?

Been up for ages trying to catch 'trespassers' until the wireless thingy works for my camera 

Hoping for a dry day since I'm not at work. More tea required before I do anything else.

That was great news about your friend lily. A great relief - I can't imagine the stress it all causes when you go through something like that.

Fidget - can I have your tent thingy? I'm sure  you won't use it very much....

Poor Germination

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 20:39

More grit/perlite in the compost and less watering Peat, would be my best guess.

Supressing weeds in inaccessible area

Posted: 15/05/2014 at 20:16

Do you have  any preference for colours? Also, is it sunny or shady? 

Some of the low growing grasses would be ideal as they will hang over the pond edges, but it depends on the kind of look you prefer. Geraniums are always a good bet as they cope with most situations and come in lots of colours. They flower for long periods and are very easy to maintain.

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