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Sweet Rocket

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 19:38

OK thanks folks. These I have are plants I believe you sent me last year Hollie, they flowered beautifully around June   So treat them as you would aquilegias say?

Sweet Rocket

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 17:03

Is this plant a biennial or perennial? I thought it was a biennial and was trying to collect seed from it but noticed fresh leaf growth at the base. Will it grow again next spring? 

Ferric phosphate slug pellets

Posted: 02/08/2016 at 13:55

Rosalind - I used them once and in the days that followed our border terrier was off colour and saw his paw prints around the area in question. The fact that slugs and snails die after consumption of these pellets negates any claim they are wildlife friendly in my view. I believe the reality is that yes, they are safer than the old metaldehyde pellets but totally safe? No. I won't be using them again.

Song Thrush

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 22:26

Hopefully not Ladybird   We get plenty of blackbirds here Victoria but keeping my fingers crossed they won't upset the thrush.

Red clover???

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 22:21

 It's a pretty plant isn't it Alidonne

Song Thrush

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 20:58

For the first time in what must be years, we had a song thrush in our garden  

But then I saw a pesky cat  It would be typical wouldn't it but I called up our black lab who hurtled down there like a runaway truck. Hopefully the song thrush can come back and dine on the masses of snails we have 

Red clover???

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 19:40

I have red clover next to the pond with gorgeous blooms that the bees love. It self seeded and I love it too  

Nut - very true. It's us who give plants their names and put the word 'weed' on the end and our opinions of that plant are immediately influenced.

Plants for a small pond

Posted: 08/07/2016 at 19:24

You 'could' wait for it to fill with rain ecokid but you might be waiting a surprisingly long time. I personally would fill with tap water as chlorine dissipates after a week or two anyway. Unless of course you have a water butt full of rain water.

When I did my pond I had an algae bloom after a couple of weeks but once those nutrients get depleted the algae will die off, especially when you introduce your higher plants like lilies and irises 

Gardening woes

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 22:25

My heart goes out to you Lena it really does. Verbena bonariensis has been mauled and two clematis have beer traps around them but some still get through judging by chewed leaves.

Plants for a small pond

Posted: 07/07/2016 at 22:18

ecokid - engineering bricks will last a very long time, either the red ones with holes in or solid blues. As fairygirl said, facing or common bricks less so as constant contact with water will lead to frost shattering.

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