Latest posts by Jimbolena

Friends Orchid

Posted: 16/08/2015 at 07:49

ok thanks for that

Friends Orchid

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 23:33

she waters it every sunday. How.. she lets the water run through it, it doesn't stand in water.

Friends Orchid

Posted: 15/08/2015 at 23:31

Hi, can some one help a good friend of mine with her orchid, she's been losing leaves, however it flowers beautifully, amazing really, sorry I never thought to get photos. However I got a shot of the horrid leaf.


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


Discussions started by Jimbolena

Blind daffodils

just leaves no heads whatsoever 
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Last Post: 03/06/2016 at 06:15

Wilted Tomatoes

The plants have been damaged, I think! 
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Last Post: 06/06/2016 at 13:26

Tomato Grouping

The distance between plants? 
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Last Post: 25/05/2016 at 08:12


Slow release fertilizers and hanging basket fertilizer! 
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Last Post: 24/05/2016 at 14:26

Holey Tomatoes

My ripe tomatoes have holes in them! 
Replies: 2    Views: 445
Last Post: 20/08/2015 at 11:35

Friends Orchid

Horrid looking leaf - what's wrong?! 
Replies: 21    Views: 1715
Last Post: 24/05/2016 at 12:45

Water Features

running water in a wildlife garden? 
Replies: 11    Views: 1064
Last Post: 26/03/2015 at 17:42

Does anyone know what this is?

This was sold as Auricula seeds but I'm not sure 
Replies: 13    Views: 982
Last Post: 25/07/2014 at 08:26

Auricula help

I'm a complete newby with seeds so could use some help please! 
Replies: 6    Views: 766
Last Post: 19/05/2014 at 20:43

Talkback: Dealing with moss

Hi, Thanks for the good advice and I've followed most of the steps to a certain point...I was wondering when to scarify the lawn after appl... 
Replies: 14    Views: 1451
Last Post: 08/04/2014 at 20:15

Pond/water feature advice

I'm building a small water feature and am thinking ahead, whilst waiting on the pump and bits, I've thought of an issue!  
Replies: 12    Views: 965
Last Post: 02/04/2014 at 22:08

Unknown Plant

It looks a little like really small rhubarb leaves, does anyone know it's name? 
Replies: 21    Views: 1628
Last Post: 25/03/2014 at 20:56


I don't know where start with fruit trees, I could use some help. 
Replies: 4    Views: 1477
Last Post: 09/08/2013 at 22:23

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! 
Replies: 24    Views: 2142
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, 
Replies: 23    Views: 3567
Last Post: 20/07/2013 at 19:48
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