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Wildlife Ponds

Posted: 23/03/2012 at 12:31

I bought a small tin bath last year and successfully set it up. It had a thick covering of ice in the winter and, having checked there was 'no one at home' I have emptied it and plan to start again. I found an old RHS book which shows various ways to set up such a pond. You can put aquatic compost in the bottom, plant with pond plants, lay a piece of plastic over this and then slowly fill with water. Plants and compost will not be disturbed and the plastic will float to the top. Sounds a bit tricky!. I might put my new pond plants in home made 'sacks' of sacking with aquatic compost and a stone for weight. Then if they die or need replacing I can get them out easily, unlike the previous idea of soil at the bottom.

Talkback: Growing camellias

Posted: 24/11/2011 at 15:28
I have an old camellia - white - which has not flowered properly
for two or three years. The white flowers get rusty.
Any tips for getting rid of this - or do I ditch camellia altogether?
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how to get rid of ivy in a wall

Ivy growing inside a dry stone wall. 
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Last Post: 20/07/2012 at 19:01

Talkback: Plants for a green roof

I have made a green roof on top of a sloping shed just outside my backdoor. I trawled the internet for advice and placed several layers in a... 
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