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Clear pond please !!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 21:01

Lol Artjak, typical !!

I will get some Barley Straw Extract, thanks both.


Clear pond please !!

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:42

I have recently had a natural pond created in my garden, which has some lovely plants in it, which are now flowering and look tremendous.

Over the week or so Ive noticed that  what I can only describe as green slime floating in the pond around the plants and on the bottom of the pond.

I have started to remove it with a fishing net, is this correct and is there some product I can buy to keep the pond clear or is it best just to get some more oxygenated plants to assist?

Many thanks





Posted: 08/08/2014 at 20:49

Thank you 

Planting bulbs

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 20:41

Thank you..

Planting bulbs

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 20:36

Plse could you tell me when I should be planting Alium bulbs?



Posted: 08/08/2014 at 20:26

These look like quite established pots in plants that I bought in Homebase last weekend.


Posted: 08/08/2014 at 20:14

I bought some Dahlias 'party' for my garden last week. I am intending to plant them tomorrow as I haven't had time to plant them this week.

I notice that some of them have dried out and so I have immersed them in buckets of water to soak the rootball. 

Will this be enough to save them ?

Thank you..

Planting in Dappled shade

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 20:30

Thanks very much all - plenty there for me to research !!

Instant Colour needed

Posted: 30/07/2014 at 08:27

Thanks very much, both.I will try and get some today..


Instant Colour needed

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 21:56

Hi there

I'm probably  asking for the impossible, but here goes..

'Instant colour from flowers and flowering plants needed'

I have recently had my lawn renewed by a professional gardener who also added a 'natural pond' to our garden -whose plants are now blooming and look great -

The problem is, this is the only colour within our garden and so I'm looking for some ideas for planting flowers in an area of dappled shade at the back, and some plants to overhang our wooden log edging up to which the lawn is laid.

This area is 'built up' from the lawn and has some established trees at the back - hence the dappled shade.

I know it is late in the day, but the lawn was only laid at the end of June and it's only now I have been able to walk on it to get at the area concerned !

Any help would be gratefully appreciated !


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Discussions started by Labradouble

Clear pond please !!

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Planting bulbs

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Dried out Dahlia 
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Instant Colour needed

Planting flowers in Juy 
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Planting in Dappled shade

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Weedkiller on new lawn

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Uneven lawn

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Evergreen Flowering climber

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Wooden log edging

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Replacing Wooden log roll 2-2.5ft logs around Garden as retaining border -n

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Climbing Ivy

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Successful Compost

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Challenging clay

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