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Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 23:47

Does anyone grow the little sedum that is sometimes referred to as jellybean sedum?  I can't track any down anywhere.  


Salvia Hot lips

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 22:45
Simply chop back as hard as u like in April every year - then say at end of July if too big trim back portions - this encourages new flowers - u can keep these compact by following this or if u leave they'll grow at least 5/6 foot round :0)

Agapanthus - leave or lop

Posted: 05/09/2014 at 22:12

Agapanthus were massive this year- do I chop the flower head which is fast setting seed or chop the whole spire or leave untouched? Just can't remember

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 08:49

Hi victoriasponge- the black viola would be great, thanks - pm u my address 

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 20:09

Thanks fidgetbones - aquilegia would be lovely 

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 11:32

i'm thinking of creating a new large black themed planted border next year - I could give a forever home to anything seeds which have full or partial black colours 

Many thanks 

Wish list for seed and plant swap

Posted: 18/08/2014 at 13:18

Anyone got any swiss chard?!  I'd love to own some.........

Blanket weed!

Posted: 16/08/2014 at 22:34

It takes a while to get rid of it naturally but go with the guidance I gave above and you'll get there. It's not an over night fix - it's a long term thing that eventually provides a harmonious pond   

Blanket weed!

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 10:01

A bag of sainsburys watercress works the best- some fish website did a trial a while ago of supermarket cress and it came out tops,  just throw it in!  even add to a waterfall if you have one as it works as an extra filter as the water passes.  You can thin it out when it eventually gets too big & it over winters so a bag lasts a lifetime 

Blanket weed!

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 09:55

Oh and no need to feed fish - they can live on all algae, watercress, gnat larvae etc.  They won't starve, by actually feeding them food u encourage extra waste and add to your problem. I wasn't sure about not feeding fish but it works. Having started a pond a couple of years ago , it all looks after itself and I've not fed my fish - they are breeding and living healthy & happily. 

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