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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.

what dunnit?

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 20:57

I've googled these and while eleagnus ebbingei comes up with nothing regarding rash/itching etc.,bamboo and lonicera can affect people if they have an allergy to them. I'm assuming you've never had an allergy before nut, but could you have developed one? I never used to be affected by pollen but now have to take antihistamines daily to prevent nasal polyps. 

Plants for a small pond

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 18:39

Fairy moss makes duckweed seem desirable. Lesser Spearwort is a good marginal as well as water forget-me-not 

Mystery plant

Posted: 05/07/2016 at 17:37

I don't think you did nut   I'm positive it came out of the woodland mix packet. You think it could be wild basil then?

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