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Pond care

Posted: 14/08/2016 at 22:17

Did one more clean out of the filter and then replaced the foam with new and the water is as clear as a bell now.  😊

Pond care

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 16:52

It's not a pressurised filter system just a static header tank fed by a submersible pump. We've cleaned it out twice, last week and this week, since I removed the plants. We will wait a few weeks, cleaning the filters each week and see what effect that has. The fish are happy, feeding well. Thanks for your replies. 

Pond care

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 13:28

I have pulled out lots of plants from my pond because they were taking over and the water lilies were cramped. This left a lot of disturbed soil etc. We have cleaned out the filters full of sludge  twice...is there anything else you can suggest to settle the pond Water. It doesn't seem to be bothering the fish but the water is constantly brown.

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What can I grow a border under a tree.

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 08:02

😊I am grateful for your help.

Last edited: 29 July 2016 08:07:05

What can I grow a border under a tree.

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 08:00

Thanks Hortum and Posy, great suggestions. I have Hostas that I want to split and move, I will transplant some of the Heucheras. I will buy some hardy ferns and I like epimediums. I now have quite a shopping list!! But I am grate

What can I grow a border under a tree.

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 07:27

Thanks Ladybird and Claire for these suggestions. I have some Vinca minor in a pot, some Ajuga and several Heucheras in another border which I can split and transplant. I suppose it's trial and error really to see what will be happy there. We raised the crown of the Beech last year to allow more light into this area of the garden. I've started Hollyhock, Lupin, and Delphinium seed for next year. Do you think some of these would be suitable there. I shall keep them in the cold greenhouse over the winter. 

What can I grow a border under a tree.

Posted: 28/07/2016 at 20:32

I have a very large Copper Beech tree and would like suggestions on what plants I can grow in a border around it. It gets sun only after 2 pm. I have perenial poppies, hardy geraniums  and Crocosmia growing there. There are large roots obviously and I can dig planting pockets between them. I have added lots of compost and spare soil to raise the depth of soil but still it's only about a foot deep. I'm desperate to fill this border with plants and would be grateful for any ideas.

Last edited: 28 July 2016 20:34:08

Can anyone know or recognise the identity of this plant.

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 11:54

It is a Clematis. They don't have 'tendrils' the new shoots wind themselves around nearby stems or have to be tied to supports. It's a lovely healthy. Plant. 

Why didn't I think of it before?

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 03:13

So glad to read your experience with paint on shading. I was just planning on buying some. I'm going for the shower curtain rail idea. 😊

Clematis cartmanii Avalanche

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 07:52

Mine hasn't put on much growth this year and has very few flowers. I renewed the top couple of inches of compost and gave it a feed last week, hoping it would rally a bit. 

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