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John mcleod


Latest posts by John mcleod

Water plants for a wildlife pond

Posted: 23/02/2013 at 21:33
I created a wildlife pond from a preformed liner last autumn. It has sloped edges and will be in semi sun and semi shade. It is about 1metre long and about half a metre wide. Not very big. I am now thinking about what water plants to put in and have no idea where to start. None of the garden centres have any on stock at the moment and there is so much info online. So if anyone could give me the names of some plants that would be idea for a small pond or any good websites that would be great! Ps. The pond does not have a pump in it so would also need oxygenating plants

alliums

Posted: 10/02/2013 at 10:44
This time last year I purchased some from either homebase or b&q at this time of year from their bargain bin for 50p. I know it was not the right time to plant them but they came up and they were perfect!!

B******* Magpies

Posted: 09/02/2013 at 09:31
I live in a suburban area in a new build estate. I started to feed the birds with fat balls and a seed feeder. All I was attracting was magpies. Which eat all of the fat balls quickly and destroyed the seed feeders by either pecking all the plastic off of them so the seed falls out or knocking the feeder to the ground. I have now stopped pitting out fat balls and bought a stainless steel feeder and I no longer seem to attract the magpies to my garden. Although I do not seem to be attracting a great range of garden birds ..mosty wagtails and chaffinches and a very bossy robin. I am sure once my garden becomes more established and more shelter for the birds I will encourage more birds.

Wildlife friendly pond

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 22:42
I created a wildlife pond last autumn. I am looking for some advice on he best oxygenators for a small pond and perhaps where I could buy them. Thanks

My effort

Posted: 04/11/2012 at 22:03
I love the planting around the pond it is very nice and interesting. What is the low growing green grass like plant you have round the pond??

Train Station Gardens

Posted: 25/10/2012 at 22:20
What a wonderful station garden! I live outside Glasgow. And all the train stations I pass through everyday are so drab and could be easily made to look so much better with plants.

what flower iare these?

Posted: 22/10/2012 at 22:50
These are beautiful! And I am usually not a fan of dahlias. Does anyone know if bees like these as I am trying to attract bees into my garden.

The perfect garden pond

Posted: 18/10/2012 at 23:13
Looks really good!! it puts my tiny pond I put in this year to shame

Cover side of shed

Posted: 16/10/2012 at 23:25
I am not sure of its name but it's a climber that clings to walls/fences and the leaves turn bright red in the autumn, I would actually like to grow one on the wall of my house...is it ok to grow in a pot? Thanks

Laurel hedge

Posted: 08/10/2012 at 08:00
Thanks guys. What sort of feed would you recommend. I am totally baffled by the choices!

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Improving soil

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Tree Help

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Honeysuckle Problem

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Painting of fence

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Morning Glory

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Greenhouse base

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Wood based cat litter

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Greenhouse help

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Mulch or top soil ??

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Problems with sweet peas

 
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Cosmos problems!

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Water plants for a wildlife pond

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Over winter non hardy fuschia

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Laurel hedge

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Brand New Garden - 1 Year on

Bought a brand new house with a blank canvas 
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