London (change)
Today 26°C / 16°C
Tomorrow 24°C / 16°C

John mcleod


Latest posts by John mcleod

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 22:43

there are a few primulas and an alpine strawberry. I am not sure of the rest sorry! Just plants I have picked up at the garden centres over a few months. When I put the pond in, i did not like it at all. It looked cheap and plasticky. But once I put a few ground cover plants that spread round the edges it looks so much better and more natural. 

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 20:53

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26227.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/wildlife-gardening/water-plants-for-a-wildlife-pond-/75095.html.     That is the link to my original post about ponds.  Already it is full of insects and the birds and also the cat likes to drink out of it!!

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 18:23

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26219.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 Last autumn. Not looking too good. Will upload a picture of what it looks like now 

Wildlife Pond

Posted: 25/06/2013 at 18:21

Hi I bought that exact pond last autumn. to have now got around the pond planted. And got an iris and marsh marigold. You might want to look at my post about it. Only think be careful when filling the soil around the pond as the pond cait loose it's shape. Maybe fill it with water gradually whilst filling in the sides with soil. Good luck

Gardening Scotland on Beechgrove

Posted: 01/06/2013 at 23:08

I was at gardening scotland today and it was brilliant. It was not as nearly busy as last year which was a shame. 

Cosmos problems!

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 20:32
Excellent. Thanks!! Hopefully they will survive out in my greenhouse until it warms up

Cosmos problems!

Posted: 03/04/2013 at 20:28
Help......I think I have sown my cosmos too early! I sown the seeds of my cosmos in the middle feb. they now are now about 8cm tall with flower buds in them. I have just today moved them out into my plastic pop up greenhouse to slow them down a bit. Question is can I pinch out the flower heads or should I start again?? I expected ur weather to be a bit warmer!!

Cosmos seeds.

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 22:11
I current ku have mine on a windowsill but I take it that once they are pricked out and grown a bit more i could put them in my plastic grow house

Water plants for a wildlife pond

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 22:06
I am not sure in cms but the deepest part is probably up to my elbow if I put my arm in it and the shollowist to my wrist

Cosmos seeds.

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 21:34
I have sown cosmos seeds already...have I started too early??

Discussions started by John mcleod

Improving soil

Replies: 11    Views: 193
Last Post: 19/07/2014 at 15:34

Tree Help

Replies: 7    Views: 94
Last Post: 17/07/2014 at 23:14

Honeysuckle Problem

Replies: 3    Views: 156
Last Post: 07/07/2014 at 15:43

Painting of fence

Replies: 6    Views: 350
Last Post: 16/04/2014 at 19:31

Morning Glory

Replies: 17    Views: 393
Last Post: 10/04/2014 at 19:04

Greenhouse base

Replies: 10    Views: 354
Last Post: 16/02/2014 at 09:05

Wood based cat litter

Replies: 5    Views: 327
Last Post: 01/03/2014 at 12:31

Greenhouse help

Replies: 19    Views: 928
Last Post: 09/02/2014 at 11:39

Mulch or top soil ??

Replies: 4    Views: 567
Last Post: 03/09/2013 at 22:28

Problems with sweet peas

 
Replies: 3    Views: 594
Last Post: 19/07/2013 at 23:59

Cosmos problems!

Replies: 26    Views: 2383
Last Post: 06/04/2013 at 09:11

Water plants for a wildlife pond

Replies: 14    Views: 2453
Last Post: 24/05/2013 at 23:23

Over winter non hardy fuschia

Replies: 8    Views: 1250
Last Post: 05/10/2012 at 14:42

Laurel hedge

Replies: 5    Views: 10117
Last Post: 01/06/2014 at 23:18

Brand New Garden - 1 Year on

Bought a brand new house with a blank canvas 
Replies: 15    Views: 25488
Last Post: 06/10/2012 at 17:49
1 to 15 of 16 threads