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Buying Pond Plants - which is best?

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 17:15

To stock the new pond last year I ordered a lot of plug plants of native species and have had very mixed results so I need some more plants this year.

Potted plants are expensive at £7 a go but would establish and give good cover quickly. 

Plugs are much cheaper but how do I give them the best start?

white bloches on pea leaves

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 17:10

If you've had any hailstorms recently they could be the culprit - I've got a similar thing on some plants and they appeared after hail

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 21/05/2012 at 17:07

Glorious HOT sunshine all day in Cheshire!  Things arefrying in the greenhouse but not complaining

May In Your Garden

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 20:18

I'm Sky-less so iPlayer it will be

May In Your Garden

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 20:11

It says it's only on BBC2 Scotland so how do I see it?

Talkback: Cow parsley

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 20:03

I was thinking of putting some in my newly sown meadow (only a small area) becasue I love it so and for the wildlife but now I'm having second thoughts!  Might go with one of the cutivars mentioned instead

Garden arches planting - help needed

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 19:56

I can but dream of things to come  

May In Your Garden

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 19:54

Kate it's been a joy to actually give Mum some things I'd aquired from elsewhere for the 1st time this year

Must find out about Beechgrove if it genders such excitement and ice cream

Garden arches planting - help needed

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 19:42

Thanx Pam - I'll look into those

And all of Obelixx's suggestions for clematis - I'm with Trish for worrying about the arch looking bare but I got a group 2 and a group 1 from GW last year (so still only small this year) and I can hardly believe the growth rate on the one I chopped to the soil in March!

So I reckon I'll plant it up the arch and leave the seed heads on and hope for some frosts to pretty it up with maybe the Akebia on the other side

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 03/05/2012 at 16:38

Seaside Oldie - best £20 I've ever spens is automatic openers for the windows - at least they have a chance at getting some ventilation.

Looks like the north has got it easiest today and tomorrow - we'll miss the worst of the rain and it's not too cold either.  V tempted to plant out the Sweetpease this wkend but there's a threat of grass frost so I'm not sure....

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