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Complete novice thwarted by the weeds!

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 08:44

I symphasize Enma. My lawn is full of horsetail and I've just been removing the shoots that seem to spring up daily at the moment. It's back breaking work. 

Help, are these plants ok for my small wildlife pond?

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 00:43

Ahh I see what you mean about providing a shallow area. Hmm, maybe I could put some stones on one shelf side and raise it a bit so it's a bit more shallow. Thx again, you have given me some ideas and a job to do tomorrow.  

do you mind if I put a pic tomorrow and you can tell me if things are positioned correctly? This site is fantastic for information and helpful advice. 

Help, are these plants ok for my small wildlife pond?

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 00:17

That should read simplifies perfectly. This auto correct can be v annoying lol.

Help, are these plants ok for my small wildlife pond?

Posted: 06/05/2013 at 00:15

Thank you so much Daintiness. I'm finding this pond business complicated but your post simplifies thins peectly. I really appreciate the time you ave taken to help me out. Now as for wildlife I forgot to mention in my post that the pond has a wildlife ramp so hopefully the critters should be ok. I've also put some logs nearby and stones near the edges. There's a few upturned pots too. Hopefully once the new plants are in the greeny bits should balance out but it's only a week old so v early days yet. 

 

Help, are these plants ok for my small wildlife pond?

Posted: 05/05/2013 at 23:39

Hi, 

I am currently in the process of setting up my small pond. It's a Bermuda cove preformed one ( 84cm/64cm. Its sited in a sunny/shaded spot come late afternoon., we started it last week ( could only put tap water in) and already it's gone a bit green and a few bubbles on top of the green bit. 

The max depth is 30cm In the middle. I have two marginal plants. ( can't remember names sorry but one has tall reeds and the other is sporting pretty delicate white flowers. 

I have also just bought a floating plant 'nymphaea pygmaea (red Pygmy) water Lilly and for the oxygenators I have a bunch (10) of 'elodea crispa and a starwort plant. (Still to arrive this week )There are also 2 water cress stems floating in it that my husband put in. 

I'm wondering if this is enough for my little wildlife pond and also how do I plant the aquatic plants? I have some pond baskets and 3 hessian squares. I'm guessing that I need to buy aquatic compost? I have a bag of small pebbles in the shed. Will they be ok to weigh the soil down? 

Apologies for all the questions but I'm v new to gardening and I really want to get my pond balanced out so hopefully the frogs will approve of it Any tips would be gratefully received.

 

Can anyone identify this tree?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 22:17

It's just caused my husband to collapse into fit heap of giggles! 

Can anyone identify this tree?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 21:35

Whoops, please excuse the awful auto correct in my post. that should read pic! 

Can anyone identify this tree?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 20:11

Lol, it's branches are trailing very low. I will try to get a better shit tomorrow. I'm v excited about it being apple as I've heard they attract bumble bees don't they? I'm very keen on helping our small furry bees. 

Can anyone identify this tree?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 15:18

Thank you, I will

What did you do in your garden today?

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 14:36

Your patio arrangement looks stunning. 

I have done some weeding, planted out some seedlings and have just rescued some bulbs after my cat dug them up. 

Discussions started by JodeJay

My pond is a year old now but we haven't had many amphibious visitors :(

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Last Post: 06/04/2014 at 22:20

How to plant this water lily? Nymphaea Aurora.

Which way up ? 
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Last Post: 08/05/2013 at 18:04

If you were an amphibian, would you want to live here?

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Last Post: 09/05/2013 at 16:46

Help, are these plants ok for my small wildlife pond?

Wildlife pond novice here :) 
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Last Post: 09/04/2014 at 16:42

Can anyone identify this tree?

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Last Post: 04/05/2013 at 22:17

Can anyone identify this plant?

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Last Post: 02/05/2013 at 08:24

New garden after house move

Encouraging wildlife.  
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Last Post: 28/04/2013 at 18:55
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