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Latest posts by Jimbolena

Talkback: Dealing with moss

Posted: 01/04/2014 at 13:33

Thanks for the advice and confirming my thoughts..

Pond/water feature advice

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 22:05


Pond/water feature advice

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:54

Hi scroggin........thanks for the help, I'll check out the specs of the pump

is 1400 L/H a lot of movement of water?

I did see something on youtube about these valves helping to back up water so that it could be directed to higher places, for instance the water will go to the lowest point but this chap I watched installed a ball valve and was able to back up the water enough to feed a higher water fall first!


I'll do some homework on the pump and just have a fiddle, it may be the perfect pressure without needing the valve but will see.

Talkback: Dealing with moss

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:43

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 applying the lawn care. I've had it on the lawn for a few days now?

The lawn at the front of the house gets very little sun until around this time of year till autumn so is damp and like you say, it's been a wet winter. I have scarified it in the past and drained it with a deep fork, this helped loads but this year a neighbour recommended feed and weed, lawn care.

I'm guessing when it goes black then the lawn care has done it's stuff but just not sure.

Pond/water feature advice

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:23

Thanks, don't how it'll affect the pump....I get visions of an hour glass only with water and the pump having a hairy fit. lol 


For more photos of my creative bent...


Pond/water feature advice

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 21:07

 I'm building the dog bed pond and have thought of an issue.

I'm wondering if anyone can advise me on this question, I think the pump I've bought is a little too powerful 1400 Litres per hour. I have an inline flow rate valve but I'm just worried it'll stress the pump out, what with the water backing up.

Am I worrying needlessly? This is my first water feature.

Thanks in advance.

Unknown Plant

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 20:56

Hi thanks for the id. I've never seen fruit yet, just flowers....


Unknown Plant

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 20:02

SW Scotland, nutcutlet, Dumfries.


I have a garden the size of a postage stamp so may think about this plant, I've an idea for a small pond, right where that plant lives so am now not worried about cutting it back hard.

Unknown Plant

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 19:59

Creeping Chinese bramble, sounds dangerous - not suitable for small gardens..


Thank you to Lizness and nutcutlet for identifying that for me.

It does grow really quick, even in cold Scotland so I won't worry about how hard I cut it back. Thanks very much for all your help.

Unknown Plant

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 19:20

I do have one lead, sort of. The chap I got it from was an officer, retired. He had lots of friends who travelled alot. He himself travelled all around the middle east so perhaps someone got a bit from abroad.

I always just assumed it was ornamental rhubarb or miniature Gunnera. It's a puzzle.

Discussions started by Jimbolena

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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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... 
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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!  
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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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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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