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The most surprising new plant in your garden

Posted: Yesterday at 23:54

I've been growing Cosmos from seed for a few years now. Easy to grow and a very cheerful flower - mine this year were mid-pink to magenta  Or is mid-pink magenta anyway 

Worries & troubles that affect Forum friends.

Posted: Yesterday at 22:06

Lyn - I'm so sorry I've missed all this,for some reason I wasn't getting email notifications even though I've subscribed to this thread.

That paramedic was totally out of order and should be disciplined. If I'd been there I think I'd have punched him on the nose. There is only so much you can do if someone tells you they are drinking,you can't watch them every second so please don't blame yourself. I'm lucky in that my Dad does tell me things. I've been at his house today because he had blood in his urine. Phoned the 111 service and got him some antibiotics,but then he phoned tonight to say the bleeding was worse. I got him to phone 111 again and doctor got back to him quickly to more or less say 'as you were'.

Apparently blood in urine can be frightening but seldom serious. That was from the internet. Phoned him back and he seems better and less upset than earlier,so I'll phone again in the morning and go over. He's about 5 miles from me,it seems too far at times like this.

To everyone else - Verdun,SGL and OL....heartfelt best wishes to you and of course to you Lyn. 


Posted: Yesterday at 21:01


Fairygirl - that's another lovely pond from your hand,you have a real talent for it  The watercress - it says to plant in gravel so it concentrates on taking the nutrients from the water rather than what its planted in. Is this true? Also would sharp sand do cos I've got some of that.

Lyn - my pond is starting to look a bit murky already too but I think its a natural transition. The pond plants need time to establish and start gobbling up the nutrients in the water which at the same time starves algae and blanket weed. I've been reading online and watercress is particularly adept at this.

PS - frog wasn't there today. I hope a big nasty heron hasn't visited 


Talkback: How to maintain a garden pond

Posted: Yesterday at 00:02

Amazing Holmes - how did you know?? Watercress,it was there all the time 

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 23:49

That's great Clare,could you research me? 


Posted: 19/09/2014 at 23:28

 Fairygirl - I laughed out loud at that.

That's amazing there's a pond plant at the local co-op all this time but I just haven't seen it. I'll buy some tomorrow if its in stock 

I couldn't see the frog in the pond today until I looked in the grass at the edge and there he was,incredible camouflage.

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 19/09/2014 at 21:23

Hello Clare and welcome  I have a selection of seeds but nothing out of the ordinary...


Posted: 19/09/2014 at 20:48

I was joking about buying it from the supermarket  So you really do then,shall I throw some spring onions in too? 


Posted: 19/09/2014 at 20:11

Watercress - that sounds like a good idea. Also good cover for pond life? Do I just buy it from the supermarket? 


Posted: 19/09/2014 at 08:28

Thanks guys,you're very kind. But again, it would be nothing without you lovely people sending plants and giving encouragement 

Bekkie - it may look neat now but a new brush sweeps clean as they say 

Fairygirl - how's your new pond coming on?

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