Latest posts by Jimbolena

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...


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 waste...lol.

Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 18:34

It's a pretty wee thing and thanks to everyone for the ID.

I feel it's going to spread a bit so it's end may be in the bin, any thoughts....I have a postage stamp of a garden so have to very selective.


Does anyone know what this is?

Posted: 24/07/2014 at 18:01


 I'm growing this in the greenhouse and it's doing well in there, it's even growing trailing stems. It's an interesting plant as the flowers seem to close up at night then reappear in the day.

I've no idea what it is though. It was sold from ebay as Auricula seeds. Is it an auricula or....?

Auricula help

Posted: 19/05/2014 at 20:39

It's tricky in the Scotland, we need the greenhouse because right as I type, it's thunder, lightning and heavy rain. All my toms would be pulverized.

Anyway I'm not starving, I just grow for the thrill (don't tell anyone but that's a lie, I desperately want a decent crop) It never happens though so I just grow for fun 



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