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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. 

Blanket weed!

Posted: 11/08/2014 at 09:51

If u have a filter clean it out  every 3/4 days - once the levels of watercress, Lily's etc are right the pond will settle again. Take out any leaves as soon as they land and take out any old debris that has rotten in the bottom. Make sure any potted plants have stones on top to stop soil from escaping. Blanket weed feeds on nitrogen so keep out all soil from garden falling in and only top your pond up with waterbutt water no tap water as it makes algae bloom.

Step over apples

Posted: 10/08/2014 at 00:01

Thanks, I"ll check out the catch up tv 

Step over apples

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 22:48

That's great to know - which variety do u have? 

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