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Winter Pond Maintenance

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 20:29

Pumping water around while it is freezing, will result in the pump siezing and breaking.

 Cold water holds more dissolved oxygen than warm water, and the fish only respire slowly in colder temperatures.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 20:24

Punkdoc, Do you ever go in the  sheffield Botanic garden?

Flower identification

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 20:09

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 19:46

Swiss sue, I will PM you.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 19:30

Valerianella is a nasty troll who pops up to stir things. Have a look at her previous postings. Best reported and then ignored.

Flower identification

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 19:10

and highly scented.

Flower identification

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 18:34

Allow the leaves to go yellow and die down. Lift and store the corms frost free ( but not too warm) Plant deep next spring in a sunny position in well drained soil.

Worst Winter ....... .?

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 18:28

The old method of hanging up a bit of seaweed and looking out of the window works best. If its wet, its raining. If its flapping about its windy. If its dry, its sunny.

Its about as reliable as the met office anyway.

wildflowers for a bank

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 18:06

You may be able to get plug plants at the moment. They would then flower next year if you get them in now.

 Try here

http://www.meadowmania.co.uk/default.cfm/loaddoc.204

or here

http://www.botanica.org.uk/Plants/NativePlants/Primrose.html

or

http://www.wildflowers.co.uk/cms/

or you can get seeds to sow in spring, pot on into little  7cm pots, and plant out next autumn. Seeds are available in most garden centres.

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 17:58

Allotment Max---- you can cancel the gym subscription. You have an allotment.  Plenty of things to spend money on there   .......compost, seeds,and plenty of exercise.

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