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Wildlife pond advice

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 20:00

FR, does the pond overflow in heavy rain or do you close the taps off on the water butts?

design tool used by joe swift

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 00:21

ArtStudio

any thoughts for long thin stretch next to driveway?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 08:17

What direction does the area face, north/south etc?

That could be a lovely long border. Maybe a narrow paved path up against the hedge to help with cutting it and sweeping up the cuttings, and then turn the rest to soil, dig over and fill with plants, taller ones to the rear and smaller ones to the front.  The path will be hidden from view by the plants in front. Google image 'long borders' and you will see what I mean.

Something like this..

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2009/6/18/1245333089125/border.jpg

 

 

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_fshVU_-SL2o/TJfera9LSxI/AAAAAAAABHM/Q8PLM5s9ol4/s1600/Hidcote+red.jpg

 

 

Garedn design software

Posted: 16/03/2014 at 22:47

I used smallblueprinter to plan my new garden. It takes a little while to get the hang of, but If you download the free 14 day trail when you know you've got a few spare days ahead then you can do it for free, as I did..

http://www.smallblueprinter.com

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/garden_zps0fce01de.jpg

 

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/Garden/b8e26e11-7d92-4750-b0d6-48a56a3e5bb2_zpse21c1619.png

 

Finish the pond now or in the spring?

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 10:05

Dannyson, do you have any recent photos of how your pond has evolved please. 

Thanks. 

Spawn 2014

Posted: 08/03/2014 at 21:40
Daintiness wrote (see)

Thats a lovely pond, is it yours or just a google image?

Hello! Just joined...

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 14:45

You have a lovely garden, and a great backdrop. Why not leave a strip of lawn unmown, but add some wildflower plug pants. Or just dig out some boarders for wildflower planting, something like below..

http://i232.photobucket.com/albums/ee192/thebear843/cb0a0969-62a7-4939-be1c-61f1ab231ee6_zps51a1fbfa.jpg

 

Gardeners World 2014 BBC2

Posted: 07/03/2014 at 14:31

GW returns tonight @ 8:30pm BBC2.

For some reason I've just done a random search on google to see when it would be returning, only to discover its on tonight! I could so easily have missed it as I've not seen any reference to its return on TV.

Looking forward to it.

Photos of your ponds please

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 13:02

Thanks for the photos so far, much appreciated

Growing mealworms for beginners.

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 13:42

Thats a great guide Edd, thanks. How many worms do you first put into your tub to start the process off?

I tried it once but things got rather smelly but I think that was because the container I used was far too small, and with not enough bran. I put out live mealworms every year to coincide with bird nesting season, so I may give it another go.

Im lucky to live reasonably close to live foodsdirect..

http://www.livefoodsdirect.co.uk/Category/Mealworms

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