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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??

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!!

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