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Water Features

Posted: 26/03/2015 at 17:42

I thought as much GemmaJF, I want running water so will think up a water feature and keep the pond for the critters!, thanks.


Water Features

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 09:08

Thanks Buttercupdays, I plan to get some miniature water lillies and there is a wee shelf right at the front of the pond, where I have a couple of pond plants, there's also some frogspawn behind those plants so looking forward to what develops there.

You're absolutely right though, need more plants, I had a water hyacinth but it didn't make it this winter, the frosts this year were quite hard. 

Water Features

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 21:16
Poor wee things. What a thought. I felt like I knew them too. They all had wee personalities. Lol

Water Features

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 21:10
There's both round Dumfries

Water Features

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 21:02
There was not a sign around the pond of disturbance. Very upsetting so if it may be an otter then I'll leave the fish. An otter will always get them

Water Features

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 20:06

I have a small pond which had 7 fish, a couple of Orbs, Goldfish, a ghost fish and something else.. I woke one morning and there was their hiding place ( a pot weighed down by a brick ) floating in the pond, no sign of the fish and the brick in the place of the pot so I've no ideas, an otter, seagulls, a cat, stolen, don't know but a little fed up as they were like my children. I've decided to just have a pond to attract wildlife, frogs, dragonfly and whatever else.

What I don't know though is, can I have running water?


Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 21:49
DENBOY 15 wrote (see)

I have been at war with this nightmare for over 20 years. Oxalis should be on the list of banned plants. I never even planted it , it just appeared and I cannot eradicate it no matter what I try.

bother.....hope it's not's in a bag in the bin so I hope it's not popped it's head off...


Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 21:10
Berghill wrote (see)

That Oxalis is one of the worst weeds going. Burn it before the seeds pop or you will have it all over your garden, your neighbours gardens. It really is a baddy of the first water.

Thanks, will do that...


Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 20:48
artjak wrote (see)

Jimbolena, your garden looks very interesting. I like what you have done there

Thanks, it's been 5 years in the making, there were a couple of perrenials and some ground cover plants, no steps and grass at the top terrace. I quickly covered the grass with bark because there's no access to the garden other than through the house so having to haul a lawn mower through every week was upsetting my wife and me.

I love the wee pond I built this year, it's developed into a delight. The algae issue has righted itself, I'm not 100% sure how, I was told that some little algae eating critters just arrive and munch away, the lilies help aswell but anyway it seems to have calmed down, I was cleaning it every two weeks which was a mission.


Anyway check out my algae cleaner, free of charge pot cleaner....


Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 18:39

I just read wikipedia about it, regarded as a weed by most gardeners, it can be eaten though so it may not go to complete

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Water Features

running water in a wildlife garden? 
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Does anyone know what this is?

This was sold as Auricula seeds but I'm not sure 
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Auricula help

I'm a complete newby with seeds so could use some help please! 
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I'm building a small water feature and am thinking ahead, whilst waiting on the pump and bits, I've thought of an issue!  
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Unknown Plant

It looks a little like really small rhubarb leaves, does anyone know it's name? 
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I don't know where start with fruit trees, I could use some help. 
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Harvesting Seeds

FREE seeds! I feel seeds are quite pricey at the moment, I bought a packet of sweet peas last week and I was disappointed at the amount I got! 
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Last Post: 28/07/2013 at 15:16

Strawberries in the greenhouse?

I'm not convinced that this is the course of wisdom but I'm willing to listen to experienced gardeners, 
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